Marc Márquez has seven podiums in eight races and regains control in the MotoGP ™ World Championship. In Laguna Seca he will have a difficult revalidation, since he has never shot on that stage.
Respectful and irreverent at the same time, Marc Márquez has not lost the opportunity that has been presented at Sachsenring before the unexpected absence of his two main rivals for the title, Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo.
With the 25 points added this Sunday, the rookie of the Repsol Honda is now the new leader of MotoGP with 138, two more than the convalescent Pedrosa.
“Of course I did not expect to lead the classification after eight races”, exclaimed Marquez at the press conference after staging a round weekend in which he achieved pole position, victory and the fastest lap in the race, a achievement that was already targeted in Austin.
“This was a race with special circumstances” the driver from Lleida pointed out. “It was important to take points for the championship and these 25 points are very important.”
“It’s my second victory in MotoGP. In Austin the sensations were a little different, because neither Dani nor Jorge Lorenzo were here, and that was a bit strange. From here I wish you a speedy recovery for both. But, despite this, this was like I say an important race and completely different from what I had done so far, because I have led and had to manage the advantage with respect to Cal. I like more other races, with more drivers there in front “.
In California, within seven days, the Lleida could consolidate the status of leader acquired in Sachsenring, but the variables are still numerous. It is not known for sure if Lorenzo will be there or the physical condition in which his garage partner will appear. Nor his performance in a scenario that has not stepped to date: “Now we go to Laguna. I think it will be a difficult race, I’ve never competed there, so I’ll take it easy, “the 20-year-old pilot said.