Apr 16, 2013
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From a press release
issued by Repsol Honda
FIM MotoGP World Championship: Marc Marquez (93) in action at Circuit of The Americas during a test in March.
Repsol Honda riders return to Austin looking to regain points
This weekend the MotoGP family heads to the U.S.A for the second round of the Championship at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
The first round took place in Qatar just over a week ago, and saw mixed fortunes for the Repsol Honda Team. Dani Pedrosa experienced issues with rear grip finishing 4th but rookie Marc Marquez had a great debut finishing 3rd.
As the team heads to Austin, where they were testing five weeks ago, Dani will be looking to regain his pre-season form and recover some points on his rivals with Marc focusing on confirming his great debut in the new class.
Dani Pedrosa Championship Standing: 4th - 13 points
"Qatar was not the start we expected, but I know what the issue was so it's clear for the next race. We were in Austin just over a month ago and I'm sure this will be useful for us as we have a base setting, there are a lot of tight corners at this track and the pace changes from section to section. However, the track will be quite different with so many more bikes there and much more rubber laid down, so hope the bike will still work well"
Marc Marquez Championship Standing: 3rd - 16 points
"To arrive on the podium in my first race was a dream come true, but now we must face the reality and focus on the job at hand. I am looking forward to going to Austin, it will be interesting as we have already been there testing and we found a good base set up. But we will see because it will be a different scenario with more rubber on the track and the conditions will change. We will concentrate on our work and our own agenda to prepare ourselves in the best possible way for the race"