Marquez Ready for Lorenzo Silverstone Shootout


Marc Marquez is expecting another head-to-head battle with Jorge Lorenzo after the pair dominated the Friday practice sessions at Silverstone. The world champion was quickest in the morning before being narrowly beaten by the Yamaha rider in FP2 and Marquez feels the championship leader will be the biggest threat.

“We will see but at the moment it looks like this. We will see tomorrow how he can improve his pace but at the moment me and Jorge are one step in front. We cannot forget Dani who is close too and also Valentino who will come back and be there. At the moment, he is far back but I think on Sunday it will be an interesting race but at the moment Jorge looks like the strongest rival.”

It wasn’t just the make-up of the leaderboard that brought back memories for Marquez. The Repsol Honda rider says his RC213V is behaving in a similar way too his race-winning machine of twelve months ago and is already a step better than the package he had last time out at Brno.

“At the moment, the feeling is similar to last year. We have the same problems and the same feeling.We are trying to improve the exit of the corners which is where we’re struggling more but the rear is not so bad and that was my weak point in Brno. When the tyre dropped here, the rear was much better.”