In an exclusive interview with GiveMeSport, Moto GP World Champion Marc Marquez revealed that the records he is brushing aside are not part of his agenda and focusing on trying to win each round and securing another World Championship is what it is all about for the Spanish superstar.
Marquez has begun the defence of his title in spectacular fashion, storming to five wins in as many starts, becoming the youngest rider to achieve this feat, bettering the record previously held by former World Champion Mike "The Bike" Hailwood.
The Spanish superstar also joined the illustrious company of Mike Hailwood, Phil Read and Valentino Rossi as the only riders to have won the championship in all 3 classes when he clinched the elite class last season in his rookie year, in the process becoming the youngest Moto GP World Champion.
A chorus of former greats have showered praise on the young Spanish rider, most recently, 1993 world champion Kevin Schwantz, who believes the the Honda sensation will go on and smash every Moto GP record in the book.
When asked by GiveMeSport whether he finds these comments add extra pressure, he said: "No, I am not looking at the record tables. I try to do my best and focus on each race, I never read stats and newspapers after the races."
Marquez heads into round six of the championship this weekend at Mugello, Italy, in irresistible form after a perfect record of five wins from five starts. Victory number five in Le Mans was a particularly impressive performance after a horrendous start from pole which saw the Spaniard drop back to ninth.
Marquez kept his cool and reeled in the field and race leader Valentino Rossi in what one would have thought was his best performance of the season. However when asked Marquez said: "Maybe Qatar, the first race after a difficult pre-season due to my injury."
Looking ahead to this weekend, Marquez returns to the circuit that he won on during his 125 and Moto 2 days, however he failed to complete the race last year after sliding out with four laps to go, something he will want to put right this time round.
Standing in the way of a sixth consecutive win will be Valentino Rossi, a seven times winner at Mugello, Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo, who is looking for a fourth straight win in Italy and Honda team mate Dani Pedrosa, a 2010 winner.
Asked about his preparations ahead of the weekend and his chances of securing yet another win, Marquez continued: "I will start work with my team on the setup on Friday, we will do our best as we do...then let's see what happens on Sunday. Obviously I have to think about the world championship, but if I can win...I will try."
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