Alex Rins & Alex Marquez preview their Jerez GP weekend
After two rounds outside of the continent, the European stage of the 2013 World Championship begins this weekend.
The Repsol riders arrive at the Grand Prix of Spain on a high, following double wins at the last round in Austin, Texas. Marc Marquez and Alex Rins were victorious in MotoGP and Moto3, respectively, at the most recent GP, whilst Dani Pedrosa took second place in the premier class. The trio, along with Alex Marquez, will be racing this weekend in the first of four events to be held in Spain this year.
Alex Rins opened his win account stateside in round two, in the Moto3 class. Jerez has been a good track for the young Spaniard, who qualified on pole for last year’s race and placed fourth. Now with a year of World Championship experience under his belt and a first victory to his name, Rins starts out as one of the favorites to fight for the win on Sunday.
His teammate, Alex Marquez, suffered a small crash in Austin and is looking to bounce back at Jerez, where last year he scored his first Grand Prix points with a twelfth place finish.
“It’s time to focus on Jerez and we will see how it goes. In the IRTA tests, Viñales and Salom were really fast, but I think that there will be a few other riders latching onto the lead group. The Circuito de Jerez has a layout that I like a lot and that also suits me, so we will see what happens.”
“Jerez is a circuit with which I am familiar. We rode two IRTA tests there and everyone is more prepared for this race. It’s a track that I like a lot –one of my favourites. In addition, after two races with a lot of travelling involved, riding close to home allows us to make shorter journeys and prepare better for the race.”
Source: Repsol Media