Márquez hails best weekend of MotoGP career
19 August 2013 – Marc Márquez has described his performance throughout the Indianapolis Grand Prix weekend as the best of his short MotoGP career to date, with the Repsol Honda rider topping all timed sessions before storming to victory in Sunday afternoon's race.
Having started from pole position, the Spaniard initially fell behind Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo and team-mate Dani Pedrosa, but he later pulled off a pair of impressive moves to take the win and extend his championship lead over the latter to 21 points.
"I am very happy to have taken another 25 points!" Márquez exclaimed after the race. "I knew before we came here that this would be a good opportunity and I was able to take advantage of it. I felt very good throughout the weekend, and I think this has been my best GP overall since coming into the premier class. I was first in every session, so I couldn't ask for more.
"In the race I decided to follow Lorenzo and Pedrosa, trying to save my tyres. When I saw that I was feeling good and had less fuel, I tried to attack. I was able to break away, have some fun sliding the bike around and enjoy how good the ride was!
The former 125cc and Moto2 champion added: "Now we head back to Europe, where we will try to continue working in the same way and see how many points we pick up."
The next round of the MotoGP season takes place at Brno from August 23-25.