Marc Marquez says his victory at the Circuit of the Americas on Sunday has given him a renewed confidence ahead of this weekend’s Argentine GP at Termas de Rio Hondo. The world champion bounced back from a difficult race in Qatar to take his 20th MotoGP victory in Texas and hopes the back-to-back schedule will play to his advantage.
“After a good weekend in Austin, I am feeling relaxed and confident again. Now we travel straight to Argentina for the next round and we have a good momentum which I hope to continue this coming weekend. Argentina is a circuit that I like and it’s the second year we visit Termas de Río Hondo. We had many fans there last year so I hope they all come to support us again this year and we can put on a good show for them.”
Hiroshi Aoyama will continue to partner Marquez in the absence of Dani Pedrosa and the Japanese rider has cause to be optimistic after finishing as top open-class rider in tenth last year.
“The weekend in Austin was complicated due to the weather but we learned a lot. Now we travel to Argentina which is one of my favourite tracks and I had a good race there last year. The track isn’t easy – it has a long straight and many tight corners but I believe the Honda RC213V will work well there. I have a strong teammate to learn from and Dani’s team are all helping me a lot so my confidence is high and I hope to improve from last weekend.”