With no time to rest following his dominating victory at the Brno Grand Prix (the Repsol Honda's fifth double-podium finish out of 10 races this season), Championship leader Marc Marquez is focused on this Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix.
Many say Marc outfoxed them in last Sunday's race, starting the wet race on the soft wet compound then coming in to change bikes after just two laps. Then while everyone else was struggling for grip on the drying track, the Spaniard closed them down by up to ten seconds a lap, eventually taking the lead and dominating until the checkered flag flew.
Following on from this, the Spaniards took part in Monday's one-day post-race test, which allowed him to carry out positive work on his RC213V's setup before heading to the Red Bull Ring, which only rejoined the MotoGP calendar last year.
Unlike Brno, the Red Bull Ring proved to be quite a challenging round for Marc after qualifying the race in P5 and finishing in the exact same spot.
“The Red Bull Ring is a circuit where we struggled quite a bit last year but hopefully this year it will be different,” he said. “Brno also used to be a challenging track for us but in the end we got a fantastic result, so we're going to Austria feeling positive.”
“In the post-race test we were able to look into several aspects of our bike's setup, also in view of the next race, such as getting better acceleration and reducing the wheelying."
"Of course we also need good stability on the brakes so we'll see; as always, it will be a matter of finding a good compromise. The Red Bull Ring round is also important for one of our main sponsors, and we'll do our best to get a good result for them and to gain important points for the Championship.”