Marc Márquez takes on the GP of The Americas, at a track where he has five consecutive victories. There has only been one winning rider at the Circuit Of The Americas, as the Repsol Honda rider has been victorious at every MotoGP race held there since 2013.
The reigning World Champion has also taken five pole positions from five visits to the US track. If Marc Márquez finishes on the podium this weekend, he will overtake Wayne Rainey as the rider with the eighth most rostrums in history: 65.
Marc Márquez: “After a good start to the season in Qatar, we got no points in Argentina, but I was feeling good on the bike in both races, which is positive. The season is long and the most important thing is that our level is there. Now we go to Austin, a good circuit with a good atmosphere and great memories: it was the place of my first pole and my first MotoGP victory and we’ve been able to be strong there since then, so it’s a good place to try and get a good result.
That said, every season is different: the bikes, the tyres, the conditions. This year some work was done to reduce the bumps, so we’ll see how the track is. As we’ve done so far, over the weekend we’ll focus our work on the race setup, and then on Sunday we’ll see where we’re able to finish”.