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MotoGP, Alex Marquez: "The GP23 is more complicated to ride, but I want to be on the podium"

"The new Ducati has great potential and will be competitive on several tracks. We will have to be ready. Personal goals? To make fewer mistakes and be more consistent. With Team Gresini we are a family."

MotoGP: Alex Marquez:

Alex Marquez's start to the season has not been the best. Unlike his brother and teammate Marc, who appeared immediately at ease riding the Ducati after a lifetime at Honda, the 27-year-old has been unable to find his footing and has picked up just 14 points since the start of the championship, which is relegating him to 13th overall.

Fresh from the launch of his first collection of sunglasses for the Hawkers brand, the Spaniard dictated his goals for 2024. "I hope to continue to grow as a rider. The plan is one of evolution. I would like to make fewer mistakes, fight for top positions more frequently and be more consistent. Specifically to close more regularly in the top seven," , his words reported by Marca.

Putting his hands out, however, the two-time world champion made it clear that what awaits him will not be a walk in the park. All the fault of a GP23 little suited to his style. "This Desmosedici is more complicated for me to ride than the old one, but it has more potential. Overall it is faster and more competitive, plus it allows us to get to the limit. So, I think we can have our say at different circuits . The important thing will be to be able to take advantage of podium opportunities and heavy placings when they arise."

Providing him with the necessary spur was a special pit neighbor, who helped to further calm him down and make him feel in a united and friendly environment. "Last year I tried to find myself and recover the good feelings. Now I hope to have fun, especially together with the team that I now value as a family," concluded the rider from Cervera.

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