Record man Marquez crosses another bridge

Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:15pm EDT
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By Alan Baldwin

LONDON (Reuters) - Marc Marquez talks about fighting for his second successive MotoGP title as if there was some uncertainty about the outcome.

The fact he has won 10 out of 11 races so far, with his amazing run of success ending only this month in the Czech Republic, does not appear to have changed his thinking.

The 21-year-old is running away with the championship faster than you can say 'Repsol Honda', or 'Spanish winner', and yet he refused to tempt fate ahead of Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

"No, it’s not already won," the champion told Reuters, after performing a promotional burnout on a pedestrian bridge across the Thames on Wednesday, when it was put to him that it was merely a case of adjusting the crown.

"All the people say 'yeah, yeah, you will win' but still there are seven races left which are quite a lot. You can lose many points, you can win many points.

"So we need to be focused. If we have some problems like in Brno we need to be intelligent and think about the championship."

Marquez has a lead of 77 points, equal to three race wins, over Honda team mate and compatriot Dani Pedrosa who won the last round in Brno.

If that result came as something of a surprise, Marquez made light of it - joking afterwards that at least people would now stop asking him whether he thought he could win every race this season.   Continued...

Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of Spain poses on the Millennium Bridge with St Paul's Cathedral seen behind, in London, August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville