Alex Rins & Alex Marquez looking for good Indy results
With nine key races ahead, this weekend marks the start of the second half of the MotoGP season. It does so at the historic Indianapolis circuit in the USA. The oldest venue on the calendar –the IMS was inaugurated in 1909– welcomes back all three World Championship classes after a summer break.
Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa lead the overall standings in MotoGP with 163 and 147 points, respectively, whilst Alex Rins and Alex Marquez are third and fifth placed in Moto3.
In the lower cylinder class, Alex Rins and Alex Marquez will take their experience of the track from last year, coupled with their strong form this season, to look for a good result this weekend. They occupy third and fifth in the standings, respectively.
“I am very motivated in the lead-up to Indianapolis, where I rode last year and did a good job. I tested in Slovakia during the holidays, with positive conclusions drawn for the remainder of the season. I think that this year, with the competitive bike that we have, we can have a good weekend. Indianapolis is a very complete circuit, because it has a bit of everything: Fast corners, slow corners and a second sector with almost a triple chicane formed by the linked corners. I’m sure that on Friday, when I get on the bike after such a long time away, it will feel strange for the first few laps –but I’ll quickly find a good feeling again.”
“In the break I completely disconnected for a week, which is also necessary from time to time. Then I was training full-on for a week and a half, cycling, running and going to the gym in order to be strong in Indianapolis. Now we have three back-to-back races ahead of us,so we have to be well prepared physically and mentally after such a long break. I debuted at Indianapolis as a ‘full-time’ rider last year, after my wild card appearances. It was a tough week; I was very motivated and that sometimes works against you, as I suffered a lot of crashes. The important thing is that I enjoyed myself, and this year we have more experience so we have to approach this race with the same motivation as in the first part of the season.”
Source: Repsol Media