WHY IS MARQUEZ ‘UNBEATABLE’ AT C O TA?
Since taking his first ever Motogp win in 2013, Marc Marquez has been unbeatable at the Circuit of the Americas. Winning every year by a big margin and backing it up with four pole positions to boot, heõs made the track his own.
But why has he got such an impressive record at the track? Itõs all in the nature of the Herman Tilkedesigned circuit and its numerous low-speed stop-and-go corners that play perfectly into the riding style that comes most naturally to the three-time Motogp champion.
Heõs able to use the superb turning of the current RC213V to make the most out of the first and last corners, the slow speed T11 onto the back straight. And while heõs slamming on the brakes, diving into the turns and squaring off the corner to get the bike onto the gas as quickly as possible, his opponents on machines like the Yamaha that favour corner speed are struggling to turn behind him and spending more time on the edge of the tyre in the process.