I’ll go to Brno not thinking about the advantage in the Championship, as if we were all still at the beginning.
The reigning World Champion will contest at Brno his 100th Grand Prix since he debuted in MotoGP in 2013. In five and a half seasons, he has won four MotoGP title, taken 40 wins, been on the podium 70 times, claimed 48 pole positions and 1699 points.
Marc Márquez has three wins at Brno: One in Moto2 (2012) and two in MotoGP (2013 and 2017).
Last season, the Repsol Honda team took a one-two finish with Márquez and Pedrosa.
Dani Pedrosa has won there in all classes, accumulating a total of four wins: One in 125cc (2003) and 250cc (2005) and two in MotoGP (2012 and 2014).
We had a good test at Brno and we’re coming off of wins at two very different races, one an all-out battle and one more tactical, so we arrive in Brno in a confident mood. It was also good to enjoy a few days of vacation to recharge the batteries and prepare for the second half of the season, which will still be very long with 10 races to go, and not easy at all. Our rivals are riding fast at every circuit and in every situation, so we must understand and plan the best strategy each time. We’re working very well with the team and the HRC engineers, and we must continue that trend. I’ll go to Brno not thinking about the advantage in the Championship, as if we were all still at the beginning, on zero points. The target for Sunday is to try and win, but if the situation won’t allow it, we’ll manage to get the best result possible.
We’ve had a few days off, not a real summer break but good nevertheless. Now we go to Brno, which is one of my favourite tracks on the calendar, so we hope to be a little faster there. In order to do that, we must improve the feeling and setup of the bike, because so far we’ve been facing some problems everywhere. We mainly need to improve in cornering, because at the moment I can’t turn the bike fast enough, especially mid-corner and out of the corners.