Relaxed Marquez keen to resume battle in Barcelona

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Repsol Honda's rookie heads to his home race for the victory in the GP Aperol de Catalunya

Marc Marquez has very much put the lows of Mugello behind him and is now looking to enjoy a strong first home Grand Prix in the premier class of the World Championship.

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Photo by: Repsol Media

In Italy last time out, the 20-year-old Repsol Honda Team rookie suffered no less than four crashes over the course of the weekend; one was a high-speed excursion onto the grass during practice, whereas the final incident put him out of second position in the race.

"After crashing out at Mugello, I really can't wait to get back on the bike at my home Grand Prix in Montmelo!" he says. "I am more relaxed after seeing Dr. Mir last week and he confirmed there are no complications with my injuries and I am on my way to feeling 100% again.

"I really hope we have good weather in Barcelona so that, once again, we can make the most out of all the free practice sessions. This is another track where all the other riders have much more experience than me and they will be extra tough to beat, but we will keep to our own programme, work hard and try our best."

On the weekend between the Italian and Catalan races, Marquez travelled to Bordeaux in France where he met Freddie Spencer – American MotoGP™ champion with HRC in both 1983 and 1985.

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Tags circuit de catalunya, gp aperol de catalunya, honda, marquez, motogp, repsol