Marc starts the second half of the World Championship at Brno

The Czech Grand Prix takes place this weekend, with Marc Márquez leading the MotoGP World Championship. The Cervera rider, first in the overall standings with 129 points, completed two days of private testing at the Czech track a fortnight ago.

Marc has two victories at Brno (one in Moto2 in 2012 and one in MotoGP in 2013) and three pole positions (two in MotoGP in 2014 and 2016, and one in Moto2 in 2011).

Marc Márquez: “I enjoyed having time to rest and go to the sea with some friends, but I also used this long summer break to train for the second part of the Championship. Such a close season is exciting but also very demanding, meaning that you have to always keep your concentration high and try to constantly be at the best level possible, adapting to every situation.

So it was good to go testing at Brno during the summer break because it allowed us to work on the bike and stay focused on the job. Brno is a nice track but one of the most demanding, with many changes of direction and uphill and downhill sections. We’ll try to make the best of the work we’ve done during the test and to prepare to fight for the podium on Sunday.”