Alex Rins and Alex Marquez arrive in Sepang in good form
The MotoGP World Championship embarks upon its final stretch this weekend. It’s the final four races of the year, with 100 points at stake at GPs held in Malaysia, Australia, Japan and Valencia. The first of these contests will be held at the Sepang circuit this weekend, and in Moto3 the title chase is closer, with Alex Rins on a run of two consecutive victories.
Four wins from the last six races illustrate the great progress of the Repsol rider, who is only trailing due to a failure to take points at round two of the season. Rins is now heavily involved in the fight for the title right at the most critical point of the season. His teammate, Alex Marquez, will also have his share of limelight after establishing a foothold in the leading group –taking three consecutive podium finishes from the last three races.
“The Malaysian Grand Prix is very demanding. Sepang is a very long track, with two long straights and hard braking in which if you have no references you are a bit lost. Last year the weekend went pretty well for me from the beginning, so we have to be very strong mentally again. We will have to work very hard from the first session to try to continue the run of form that we’ve had at the last few races.”
“The Sepang circuit was quite good for me last year and I think that this year, with the KTM, we have an opportunity to go even better, since the current engine gives a big advantage on the long straights there. In addition, we will have some updates there which only the top three KTMs had at Aragon, so we won’t need to push things so hard. We are very motivated and will test these new parts to see if we can improve and be closer to those at the front.”
Source: Repsol Media