Marc Marquez expecting tougher times ahead

Published: 24 April 2013

MotoGP sensation Marc Marquez has admitted that he faces a difficult challenge to continue the stunning start to his premier class career in 2013.

After a brilliant third place on his debut in Qatar earlier this month, the Spaniard became the youngest rider in history to win a MotoGP race last weekend when he won the inaugural Circuit of the Americas race in Texas.

Marquez won his first MotoGP race quicker than Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi ever managed but the Repsol Honda rider is refusing to get carried away with his early season success.

Desperately trying to keep a lid on expectations, the 20-year-old said it will be difficult to maintain his current form and the former 125GP and Moto2 world champion said: “When arrive the first victory obviously your confidence changes a little bit.

Everything has been going well but we can’t forget that coming up are some tracks that will be more difficult for us where I have no experience with this bike. The victory is so good in the second race but I think it will be difficult to fight with these guys in every race and keep this level.”

Marquez now shares the world championship lead with factory Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo on 41-points heading to the next race in Jerez and for his exclusive thoughts on the Texas race see the April 24 issue of Motor Cycle News.