First home race of 2017 for Marc

Marc Márquez will take part this weekend the first of the four Grands Prix held in Spain this season. Jerez accompanies Catalonia, Aragón and Valencia on the 2017 calendar. Repsol Honda rider has always finished on the podium when he has competed at the Andalusian circuit in MotoGP, including a victory in 2014.

Marc Márquez: “I’m happy the next round is back in Spain after three flyaway GPs, because racing at home and in front of my fan club is always special.

Of course our win in Austin gave the whole team more confidence and motivation to keep up the hard work and to try to understand how to further improve our bike’s setup, although Jerez is one of the most difficult and tricky circuits from that point of view. It’s kind of an ‘old school’ track: very short, very narrow, with heavy acceleration points and strong braking areas. You have to make the bike turn well but you also need good stability under braking, because that’s where you can get good lap times.

Jerez is a circuit where our opponents are always very fast, but anyway, I think we’ll be able to do well if we work well starting on Friday morning”.