The 2017 MotoGP season moves into its final third with the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini this weekend, and never before has the title chase been so tight, with the top five riders in the championship covered by only 35 points after 12 races.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Márquez is among them. Marc is in second place, nine points behind leader Andrea Dovizioso. After a tough race at Silverstone, Marc looks forward to again fighting at the front this Sunday at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, a track where he has great records and where, on 20 August, he spent his fifth and final allotted day of private testing for the year.
At the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini (held at Misano) Marc Márquez has 4 wins -1×125 (2010), 2xMoto2 (2011, 2012), and 1xMotoGP (2015)-, plus 1 podium and 3 pole positions.
Marc Márquez: “We’ll try and have a great weekend in Misano, putting the last race behind us. The important thing is that lately we’ve been competitive at all kinds of tracks, so now we go to Misano, which has a twisty, tight layout, with the same approach and mentality that have worked very well for us so far. We’ll look to be as strong as possible, not with victory as the only target but ready to fight for it if we have the opportunity to do so. We’ll work to get the best result possible. We had a positive test there in August, so we’ll go there ready to start well beginning on Friday morning.”