The Red Bull Ring will host the Motorcycle World Championship for the second consecutive weekend from Friday, as the Repsol Honda Team riders will return to the track where they raced just days ago.
Marc Márquez arrives in Spielberg tenth in the MotoGP World Championship and with his feeling onboard the Honda RC213V improving week after week. The eight-time World Champion will try to better his eighth place from Sunday at this weekend's Austrian GP.
Teammate Pol Espargaró has been on the podium before at the track in the premier class, where he achieved third place last year. The Repsol Honda Team rider will get back onboard his Honda looking to continue working and trying to improve his performance.
"We are back again in Austria and it’s the first time I will be racing at the same circuit two weekends in a row, so this will be interesting. Honestly speaking I don’t think it will change too much but we start from a very good base. Last weekend was good, apart from the restart on Sunday. I am confident we can do another good weekend."
"For this second weekend we need to improve. It was a really difficult weekend last time so we need to try something new to improve our situation because it’s not what should happen when you wear these colours. I know that if we can improve the rear grip that we can fight and keep improving. The important thing now is to keep focused and keep working."