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Sport Honda rider Marquez does not believe Aragon MotoGP podium is a "real target"

12:20  18 october  2020
12:20  18 october  2020 Source:   autosport.com

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Alex Marquez doesn't feel repeating his Le Mans MotoGP podium success in Sunday's Aragon Grand Prix is a "real target" for Honda.

a man riding a motorcycle on a track: Aragon podium not a © LAT Images Aragon podium not a

The rookie became Honda's first podium finisher in 2020 when he went from 18th to second in the wet French Grand Prix.

Marquez has been strong throughout the Aragon weekend, securing direct passage into Q2 from FP3 for the first time and qualifying a season's-best 11th.

Despite once again displaying strong race pace in FP4, Marquez says the podium is "not our target" and believes simply finishing inside the top 10 is a more realistic goal.

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MotoGP ™ Legend Randy Mamola is back to run you through some of the things to keep an eye on at MotorLand Aragon . Amongst the podium finishers itself, it is just an exceptional season and I can’t wait to see what The Hondas go well there, so we know Crutchlow and Nakagami can do quite well. Aragon is a fast, flowing and fun racetrack to go around and I just hope that the temperatures

"It's better to start from second row or something like that because the pace looks pretty good," Marquez said after qualifying.

"From 11th it will be a little bit more difficult, but we are lucky it's a long track, it's a track you need to make overtakes, our bike is fast.

"Everything is possible, but we need to be really concentrated tomorrow and have a real target, not expect to be on the podium because it's not our target.

"[I have to] try to be again in the top 10.

"I think this will be a good target for us and continue working and improving and day by day be better."

Alex Marquez wearing a helmet posing for the camera: Aragon podium not a © LAT Images Aragon podium not a

Marquez has finished every practice at Aragon inside the top eight and was second in the FP4 session ahead of qualifying.

Typically, Marquez has struggled to extract the maximum from soft rubber in time attack mode this year on the RC213V, but was at a loss to explain why on Saturday he "struggled to catch the grip".

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Aragon GP . Petronas SRT rider Quartararo has been the only rider apart from Marquez to score multiple pole positions in 2019, and he has finished twice on the podium in his first nine MotoGP races. "I think is a great surprise for MotoGP and not [great] for his opponents," joked Marquez .

Honda 's Marc Marquez took pole position for the MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix by 0.327 seconds, despite intense pressure from Yamaha rider Fabio The opening stages of Q2 were a hot affair, with Q1 pacesetter Franco Morbidelli setting the initial pace at 1m48.495s aboard his Petronas SRT

"It's true here I'm making good flying laps from FP1, FP2, FP3, but I don't know why in the qualy the grip changed a little bit," he said, when asked about his performance by Autosport.

"I was not able to have the initial grip that I was able to have in FP3 for example, also I think the conditions were a little bit different.

"But I struggled to catch the grip, and especially to have initial grip, because honestly for me in FP4 with quite a used rear soft tyre I don't change a lot [my lap time], I did 1m48.6s.

"And then I did 1m48.1s [in qualifying]. So, it was a little bit strange, we need to see what happened exactly because for the next weekend it will be important again to make a good lap time in qualifying."

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