Marc Marquez waiting the season to start

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MotoGP official website recently caught up with Repsol Honda’s reigning MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez as he picked up his award for Best Male Sportsmen of the year at the Mundo Deportivo gala, with the Spaniard raring to get back on track as the first test of 2017 approaches.

“We’re looking forward to the first test because this last month is too long – for every rider I think! Everybody wants to be there in Malaysia trying the new bikes." Said Marquez

"We’ll try to enjoy it. I’m looking forward to going there, meeting my team, seeing what new things we have and starting the season in the right way.”

On whether it would be the aggressive Marquez of his first three years in the premier class or the ‘new’ calm and controlled version that took the crown in 2016 turning up in Qatar for the first race of the year, the reigning Champion was coy:

“When we’ve finished pre-season we’ll see how we feel with the bike…and then we’ll see which strategy." he added

But of course to fight for the Championship you have to be consistent, fast and aggressive when you need to be. We’ll try to do our best, and see what the strategy will be…”