Speaking in 2017, the seven-time World Champion admits Turn 18 at Silverstone is one he struggles with
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) is a master at pretty much any venue on the MotoGP™ venue. Weaknesses don’t really exist in the seven-time World Champion’s locker but if there was one, then is the famous Woodcote corner at Silverstone one of them?
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According to the man himself: yes. Sunday at the GoPro British Grand Prix saw Marquez lose out to Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Alex Rins at that very corner, as we witnessed the Suzuki man claim a sensational second MotoGP™ victory of the season.
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“One of the corners that I struggle a little bit, it’s a corner that I like but where I lose a lot of time, is the last corner from Silverstone, the fast corner before the finish line,” admitted Marquez, speaking about Woodcote in 2017. “There I struggle, I don’t know why because I like the fast corners, but this is one of those corners that if I could change it, I would.”
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Struggling at one of the 280 corners the MotoGP™ riders have to tackle during the season won’t faze Marquez too much. Losing out to his competitors on the final corner will though, but the 20-points picked up in the UK means his Championship lead now stands at 78. Not such a weak position heading into Round 13.
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