Marquez ready for ‘The Cathedral of Speed’

Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez heads to this weekend's MotoGP event at “The Cathedral of Speed” ready to adapt to the extreme weather changes that often happen at the TT Circuit Assen.  

Last year in a rain-affected race, Marquez finished second behind Australian rider Jack Miller. In 2015 he got another second place and won the face on 2014.

The 24-year-old Marquez is currently third in the points standings behind Yamaha's Maverick Vinales on top and Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso in second place.

In an interview, Marquez said he liked Assen and had many good memories of racing at the famous circuit.

“I like Assen. We've had some exciting races there and many good memories," said Marquez. "Of course the weather is always unpredictable and makes things change very quickly, so we must be ready to adapt as we did in 2014 and last year. 

“That, coupled with the fact that every race this season also seems quite unpredictable, means we'll have to keep totally focused and work particularly hard beginning Friday morning to find a good set-up for our bike and tyres, with the target of fighting for the podium in the race,” he added. 

“We're coming off a positive race and a promising day of testing in Catalunya, so we're looking forward to getting back on the bike and to continuing on the same level in the next race.”