Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez heads to this weekends Silverstone round a clear favourite to lift a fifth MotoGP World Championship crown this season.
The 25-year-old Spaniard has extended his lead over Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi to 59 points, in the rider standings, after nine podiums, including five wins, with eight races remaining.
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Marquez, who has not won a race at Silverstone since 2014, acknowledges that his current red-hot form means very little on the British circuit as the weather can play a huge factor in what happens on Sunday’s race day.
“Silverstone is a fast, technical track but our bike has very strong points, and we’ll try our best there as usual,” said Marquez. “The track has been resurfaced, and that should be a good help in general for the performances; we’ll see if that’s the case.
“After quite a long time without the chance to ride in the rain, Austria confirmed that we can be fast in wet conditions, and that’s very good in view of a race in the UK.
“At Silverstone, the weather is another opponent to take into account, but whatever the conditions, it’s a circuit that I like and where I was fighting for victory last year.”
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