Following the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello this past weekend, the Repsol Honda Team face the seventh round of the MotoGP season at one of most familiar tracks to them.
Marc Márquez continues to work on improving his fitness and feeling, in order to get his riding back to where it was before his injury. This coming weekend, the Repsol Honda Team rider will undertake a consecutive Grand Prix for the first time this year. This will be an important test for him, as he will be able to assess his condition after minimal rest between Grands Prix.
Pol Espargaró will race at the Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya for the first time as a Repsol Honda Team rider, which serves as extra motivation to continue progressing on his Honda RC213V. He will target a result that confirms his adaptation and improvement as the season progresses.
“Although our last race was not good, overall Mugello was a weekend with some positives for us as it was quite consistent. We know where we are, we know where we want to go and we will keep following the correct steps week by week. In Montmelo it seems that there will be some fans in the grandstands again, the fans give a great atmosphere, and it will be very nice to see people in the stands again at the home GP. “
“After a difficult race, sometimes the best thing is a race the very next week. We need to keep moving, this is MotoGP and we return to action again. We approach this new weekend the same way as the previous; with our full focus and the goal to improve. In Mugello we found some things which will help us moving forward. Your home race is always special, even if all the fans can’t join us again this year. Montmelo is really special for me, growing up so close to it and being where I made my World Championship debut in 2006, it’s something you can’t describe racing here. We keep working, we keep improving, we keep moving.”