MotoGP: Marquez happy ‘to disconnect a bit’ from racing

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Marc Marquez has admitted that it’s been nice to ‘disconnect’ from racing for a few weeks, with the first back to back free weekends of the 2016 MotoGP season giving the Spaniard a chance to escape from the hectic life of a GP racer.

But, with the holiday over for now, he says he’s keen to make a return to action – and that the Repsol Honda team’s target is to continue their run of podium successes.

“We’ve had two weekends off after Catalunya, and it has been good to be able to disconnect a bit, spending a little time with my friends and enjoying the amazing experience of doing some laps on the RC213V-S at the Red Bull Ring last Tuesday.

“Anyway, I’m happy that the time to go racing at Assen has arrived, as it’s a track I really enjoy and, importantly, the first in a series of circuits that suit my riding style quite well! Step by step, we’re making some small improvements to the bike, so in Assen we’ll keep working hard from the first session to find a good setup and try and fight for the podium again.

“The weather is particularly unpredictable there, so we’ll keep an eye on that also and try to be fast from the beginning of the weekend.”

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer