MÁRQUEZ AND PEDROSA TAKE ON SECOND RACE OF THE SEASON IN ARGENTINA
Marc Márquez is the rider with the most wins at the Termas de Río Hondo circuit: He has emerged victorious twice –in 2014 and 2016– from the four Grands Prix held there.
The reigning MotoGP World Champion has a perfect pole position record at the Argentinian track, with four from as many appearances.
Following the Qatar GP, Repsol Honda lead the team standings with 29 points.
“We started the season with a great race and a close podium finish in Qatar, and we had a positive test in Jerez last week. I feel good at the moment, happy with my bike and with how my team is working, but we’re just at the beginning of what will surely be a tough season. We must wait and see how it goes at different circuits, starting with Termas this Sunday. I like the Argentinian track and I enjoy the atmosphere with the fans, who are always very passionate and supportive, but we must not lower our guard. After the excitement of the first race, it’s now time to be calm, concentrate, and work hard to try and be faster. I think this Championship is very open, with many strong rivals that can fight for the victory on Sunday. At the moment everything seems very equal, and during the season we’ll see who is able to improve and to consistently stay at the front.”