Far from the beach. This coming weekend, MotoGP is back on track at the Red Bull Ring. Marc Marquez arrives at the Austrian circuit following a podium at Brno and the fastest time set during Monday's test. #93 hopes to start up from where he left off there: “We come from a good test in Brno, where we found several positive things. We’ll try some of them at the Red Bull Ring and see how everything works. Actually, it will be the second time this year for me at the track, after the unbelievable experience we had with the F1 Toro Rosso test run in June.”
#93 is not about to forget last year's thrilling head to head with Dovizioso: “Austria is another track where Dovizioso and Lorenzo are strong, but we were also strong there last year so we’ll see if it comes down to the last corner again! We’ll try to be fast from the start of the weekend and then fight up at the front."
On the other side of the garage Dani Pedrosa aims to be back fighting with the best following the difficulties of the last races: “A day of testing after the Czech Grand Prix gave us the chance to work on our bike setup, to try and sort out the issues we’ve experienced in the recent races. We were able to be fast and consistent, and now we’ll see if that was down to the better track conditions, or if the changes we made there have actually improved our base setup."
Dani is keen to get started: “it will be good to check that at the Red Bull Ring, as it’s usually a demanding track for us, so to have a good feeling there would be very important. We’ll also have a special Michelin rear tyre there, so we’ll see how it goes putting everything together. Weather will also be a key for the race."