Repsol Honda rider, Marc Marquez goes into the fourth round of the his debut MotoGP World Championship season top of the pile, two points ahead of his team mate, Dani Pedrosa. Marquez scored his
|Marquez is currently top of the pile
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3rd consecutive podium of the season last time out in Jerez, punting reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo out of the way in the final turn to take second, behind his team mate.
Marquez has had previous success in the lower classes at the Le Mans circuit, with a podium in 125’s and victory in Moto2 two years ago. Last year the Spaniard fell victim to the drenched weather conditions, departing company with his Suter while near the front.
This year however, unlike the two previous rounds, the rookie will be working on a blank canvas, and is modest as ever regarding his potential in Sunday’s race: “We go to Le Mans and again we arrive there starting from zero, as I haven’t done any tests there. I’ll do my best and I’ll try to make the most of the situation. I hope it doesn’t rain so we can prepare the bike on a dry track, this is very important to find the right set up. I’m very happy at the moment but we have to keep our feet on the ground as the coming circuits are new for me in MotoGP. A huge part of our success in this first part of the season is down to the help that Honda and the team have given me and it had helped my riding a lot.”