Marquez won’t dwell on Assen disappointment

Last time out in the Netherlands, Marquez was involved in a close battle with Championship leader Valentino Rossi, which culminated in the Spaniard trying to overtake the Italian in the final corner of the race.

Contact was made and Rossi on the Yamaha was forced off the track, but regained the lead in the right-left corner and hung on to the victory.

Marquez was unhappy that Rossi was able to get away with what he viewed as an infringement, but the result stood since at no point in the move did Marquez move ahead of Rossi.

However, by the time the MotoGP peloton arrived at the Sachsenring on Thursday, Marquez sung a different tune.

"Second place was okay, after [falls at] Mugello and Montmelo, and for me was already a victory. Now what is true is that for the championship, five points more or less doesn't matter. It will not change my life," the 22-year-old Honda rider said.
"But okay just my question mark was if we are able to do that [cut the corner]. In that last chicane many times, many things have happened. But nobody did that. But now we already know and Valentino teach us again another thing, that he's really smart no? And we must learn about it."

Despite a recent resurgence thanks to Marquez’s decision to apply the 2014 chassis on his 2015 Honda, the Spaniard trails Rossi by a massive 74 points following non-scores in Argentina, Mugello and Catalunya.

"At the moment I want to go race-by-race and I have enough work to think about me and try to do my job," he continued. 
"Of course now my target is try to win races because we know that the championship is difficult but if you win races then you can gain some points. Just my target is that.

"Honestly Assen was the first weekend maybe this year that I don't change many things on the bike, because we start to find some base [setting].
"Still we need to work. but now I have a bike that, I don't say it is a better or worse bike, but I feel the bike, it gives me more confidence and this helps me to believe more in the bike and to be more constant. So this weekend I will continue on the style of Assen.

"Next week we have a test in Misano where we will try things for next year but also we can use this year so it will be important."