Despite leading the MotoGP World Championship, Marc Marquez has revealed that he will approach the British GP with the same mind-set that he approaches any other race with – to push himself and his bike to the limits.
Marquez leads the standings by 53 points from Valentino Rossi. While many other competitors might consider a margin like that as something worth attempting to defend, Marquez rather wants to increase it.
“The mentality is the same, to try to do my 100 percent and to try to push,” the two-time MotoGP world champion said.
“I feel competitive, so the mentality is the same, push at the maximum and then we will see. We know that now we are in an important part of the season because now is Silverstone, next week Misano, so we will try to keep the same level.”
While much has been made of Marquez’s maturity this year in picking his battles more wisely and in being willing to accept that it is okay to finish lower down in the points when circumstances are stacked against him, the Spaniard insists that he always wants to win first and foremost.
“There still remains many races and of course this year in the critical situations I try to manage in a different way, but in the end you need to take the risks and you need to push,” he continued.
“Of course I need to finish every race, but also this is difficult.
“If I have the small possibility, like I did in Mugello or Montmelo, to win then I need to try, then assess in the last lap if I can, or decide which position is the best one.
“But the mentality on Thursday is to start the weekend with a victory here, then after warm-up we will see where we can fight and finish the race.
“There are many points and anything can happen. Yes, 53 points is a good advantage, but you can loss points very quickly.”