Marc Marquez ready for Phillip Island challenge
The rain in Sepang prevented Marc Márquez from sealing the Moto2 title last weekend, through an unfortunate fall three laps from the end of the Malaysian round. His 48-point lead with two rounds to go, ahead of second-placed Pol Espargaró, allow the Repsol rider to face this weekend without excessive pressure.
He needs to add just two points —fourteenth place— to his tally in order to win the title if his compatriot wins the race. With twelve podiums to his name —a joint career high in a single season (2010 and 2012)—, Márquez also has the benefit of knowing what it takes to win at Phillip Island. He did so in 2010, to earn the 125cc World Championship.
“We are facing a new challenge at Phillip Island, where we will use the same dynamic as always: Working hard from the opening day to be able to triumph on Sunday. We are much closer to the title —only two points away— but we can’t lose focus because anything can happen in the World Championship. We have to see what awaits us there, assess how Pol Espargaró goes and give 100% for the entire weekend. ”
Source: Repsol Media