Date of publication: 2017-11-28 04:53
"When I woke up this morning my body was a bit 'lazy' because after yesterday’s crash, especially the first one, it was a little bit painful everywhere," Marquez said. "But during the day we improve a lot. I was feeling better with the bike, so for that reason I was able to take a little bit more risk.
Marquez, whose exuberant post-race celebrations went up a notch when he realised where Dovizioso had finished by stealing a look at a trackside big screen on his way back to the pits, knew that he'd gone a long way to becoming a four-time MotoGP world champion by the age of 29.
The Repsol Honda star admitted to feeling sore after Friday's big highside at Becketts and also began Saturday with handling issues to solve after the 'stable' set-up, which worked so well in Austria, didn't suit the fast and flowing British circuit.
Cal Crutchlow believes Marc Marquez still holds the edge in the MotoGP title fight with Andrea Dovizioso despite the Ducati rider s victory at Motegi.
The biggest reason for the success of Zarco and Folger at Tech8 is the bike. Its the machine that finished 2nd and 8rd last year in MotoGP. Add in some obvious talent on the part of these two guys and the structure of Tech8 and they've had great and deserved results.
"I pushed 155% the last two laps," Dovizioso told BT Sport. "I wasn't faster, but I put my bike in the right position and was able to win the battle with Maverick.
“It was a disappointing weekend in Misano two weeks ago but we’ve already put it behind us and are looking forward to the next race in Aragon. We know that we can be much faster if we are able to have positive practice sessions, finding a good setup for our bike and making the tyres work as best as possible for us. I really enjoy going to Aragon and I'm looking forward to racing in front of my fan club and my home crowd. I hope the weather will be kind to us and I can be in the battle for the podium again!"
MotoGP champion Marc Marquez made it four poles in a row and became the first rider to break the two-minute barrier at Silverstone on Saturday.
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