News 6 Sep 2017

Marquez putting Silverstone DNF behind him ahead of Misano's GP

Spaniard eager to be as strong as possible at Italian circuit.

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Multi-time world champion Marc Marquez is putting his Silverstone DNF behind him as he renews his focus on this weekend’s 13th round of the 2017 MotoGP World Championship in Misano, Italy.

A costly mechanical malfunction at the British grand prix saw the Repsol Honda make an early retirement, ultimately costing him the points lead in the championship hunt.

The Spaniard revealed he’ll take the same approach to Misano that he has at previous rounds, mentioning he’s looking to be as strong possible in order to reclaim the top spot in the standings.

“We’ll try and have a great weekend in Misano, putting the last race behind us,” Marquez commented. “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.”

Marquez sits second in the standings, nine points behind series leader Andre Dovizioso (Ducati Team) as six rounds remain on the 18-stop calendar.