Márquez ‘almost 100 per cent’ for Misano
10 September 2013 – Repsol Honda rider Marc Márquez has said he will be ‘almost 100 per cent’ for the San Marino MotoGP event this weekend.
Márquez dislocated his shoulder during the warm-up for the British Grand Prix at the start of the month, but still went on to finish second in the race, putting in a spirited ride and challenging Jorge Lorenzo for victory up until the final lap.
The Spaniard, who leads the race for the 2013 MotoGP riders’ title, is now looking forward to the 13th round in the championship at the Marco Simoncelli Circuit.
“I'm already feeling much better since my accident in Silverstone, so hopefully I'll be almost 100 per cent by this weekend!” Márquez said.
“I will arrive in Italy for the race weekend a little later than usual though,” he added, “as I will use the time to have more physiotherapy on my shoulder.”
Márquez has won at Misano three times in the past three years – once in 125cc in 2010 and twice in Moto2 in 2011 and 2012 - and he said his priority, as usual, will be to focus on the race.
“Misano has a lot of braking and is a smaller and slower track compared to others on the calendar, so it will be interesting to ride the MotoGP bike there.
“Once again, the aim is to start to work like always, focused on Sunday and prepare ourselves in the best way,” he concluded.