Marc Marquez, positive ahead of Argentinian challenge

Marc Marquez already knows what is to win in Argentina and has set the best time in practice in the two previous visits to the Argentinian track.

The MotoGP World Championship arrives in Argentina this week for the second round of the season. After the podium finish by Marc Marquez at the Qatar Grand Prix and the improvement shown by the Repsol Honda Team in the opening event, the next challenge for Marquez comes at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit. Marc Marquez already climbed to the first place of the podium in the inaugural event held at the track on 2014, and he has set the best time in practice on both visits there. It will be the first time the riders compete at a track where they did not test this past winter, after an intense preseason that took in Sepang, Philip Island and Losail, and the goal will be to adapt as soon as possible –in order to be competitive once again in Sunday’s race.

Marc Márquez: “We come to Argentina in a positive mood after achieving a third-place finish in Qatar, a result that wasn’t really predictable before the start of the season. We worked very hard and very well with Honda and with the team over the weekend, and on race day I was able to push as hard as is currently possible. Of course we haven’t had a winter test here to count on and we’ll have to see if the setup we found in Qatar will also work here. That would be a good step forward for us, generally speaking, and we could even aim for a little bit better result on Sunday. Of course it will be a question mark until Friday but all in all, Argentina is a circuit that I like. We’ve always been fast here, so I feel positive for the weekend”.