Marquez: I have faith in Honda

The Spaniard hasn't had the best of starts to the 2015 campaign, with victory in Texas his only win in five starts. As a result, he currently sits in fourth place in the World Championship standings, 33 points off the pace set by Valentino Rossi.

While Marquez has undoubtedly made mistakes this season, there has been much talk that the 22-year-old is in fact doing a great job in masking the failings of his Repsol Honda, with a lesser rider thought to have struggled even more.

Marquez has conceded that there are problems with the Honda engine, revealing that it is too aggressive on the entry and exit of a corner. While the current freeze on engine development means that the engine itself cannot be altered, Marquez is confident that Honda will be able to improve the situation.

“We speak [with Honda since Le Mans]. We keep in contact by telephone, by Skype, by everything," he explained. 

“We are working hard to try to manage the problems. At the moment obviously we are a little bit far, but if the conditions are ok we can be there like we show in Argentina, in Jerez. But in Le Mans it was everything together. 

“But this is Honda. I believe in Honda. Anyway I am working also on my side to try to be ready. I'm happy because I saw that they are pushing a lot. I am pushing a lot and I'm sure soon we will have something.” 

Marquez added: “We must find [a fix]. The most difficult is to find this during the race [weekends] because we don't have much time. But we already have some ideas, so here we will try.”

Having failed to finish in his first MotoGP race at Mugello, Marquez bounced back last season to see off Jorge Lorenzo for the race victory, and he'll be determined to replicate that result this weekend.