WHY IS MAR­QUEZ ‘UN­BEAT­ABLE’ AT C O TA?

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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.

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