Rins & Marquez head to Le Mans, putting Jerez disappointment behind them

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In Moto3 Alex Rins and Alex Marquez are heading to Le Mans with an eye on a new challenge after disappointment at Jerez.

Le Mans was the scene of the first podium for Alex Rins, who one year ago managed to finish third in the rain on his first visit to the track. That is a scenario that teammate Alex Marquez may face this time around, at one of the few tracks that he has yet to ride –along with Mugello, Assen, Sachsenring and Silverstone.

Alex Rins
“Le Mans is a circuit that holds fond memories for me. It was where I got my first podium in the World Championship, coming from far back down the order, in the wet and half-injured with a broken finger. To be honest, we left to Jerez with a bad taste in our mouths and Le Mans is a chance to turn the page. With respect to the circuit, it has a difficult layout with some tricky corners, but I think we can adapt fast to have a good weekend. I feel very comfortable with the bike and, thanks to this and the work of the team, I can ride pretty fast.”

Alex Marquez
“Le Mans is a new circuit for me, like Qatar and Austin were. We hope that the weather helps us out, since in recent years it has rained a lot at the French Grand Prix. We come into this one with the mentality with which we faced the first three Grands Prix and have been working in a positive way. We just have to keep it up and find a good setup. Only once have I accompanied my brother to the circuit, but from what I’ve seen, Le Mans is a track with hard braking and acceleration. This type of circuit looks to be pretty good for me, and I’ve been playing games and watching videos to get the best references possible.”

Source: Repsol Media

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