MotoGP rookie sensation Marc Marquez is insisting it is back to reality for the second race of the year this weekend at Austin's Circuit of the Americas.
The young Spaniard, who beat vastly more experienced team-mate Dani Pedrosa on his way to third at Qatar, says that although it was a dream come true to podium on his debut, it is time to get back to work in America.
“To arrive on the podium in my first race was a dream come true, but now we must face the reality and focus on the job at hand. I am looking forward to going to Austin, it will be interesting as we have already been there testing and we found a good base set up," said Marquez, who also topped test times at the Texan track.
"But we will see because it will be a different scenario with more rubber on the track and the conditions will change. We will concentrate on our work and our own agenda to prepare ourselves in the best possible way for the race."