Reconnect good feelings and finish the race will be the top priority for Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Álex Márquez this weekend when they tackle the legendary Le Mans track in France.
Márquez couldn’t finish the Jerez GP as he crashed out of top six contention, but the Catalunya test allowed him to build up his confidence again and rediscover the excellent feeling he had with his Kalex machine in practice and qualifying in Andalusia.
The 4.2km Le Mans track features a layout dominated by a series of hairpins that will test the late braking skills of Márquez. Throttle control is also essential at Le Mans, with rear grip pushed to the limit by a series of hard acceleration points.
“Last year was not an easy race for me in Le Mans and I had a lot of problems during the weekend. We never found the best setting but this year everything is clearer with more experience. The first objective for me is to finish the race after the disappointment of Jerez. It is crucial to get a good result because it will give the team a lift and I think that is what we need right now. We need to make a good start from the first practice and be aggressive from the off. If we do that I am convinced we can end with a positive result.”