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Oct 18, 2017

MotoGP: Marc Marquez Says Phillip Island Is A Better Track For Him Than Motegi

Marc Marquez (93).

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

MotoGP 2017 Round 16

Repsol Honda Team arrives in Australia, ready for legendary Phillip Island

After a brief stop in Indonesia, to visit Astra Honda Factory and to give their support to Cari_Aman Safety Riding Campaign, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa moved on to Phillip Island for the second round of the triple flyaways.

The Repsol Honda Team riders are very motivated for the Australian Grand Prix. Marc, who counts Phillip Island among his favourite tracks, is fresh off of scoring the 100th podium finish of his amazing career, after an exciting battle with Title contender Andrea Dovizioso at Motegi. Dani comes into the event aiming to recover from a tough race in Japan.

With three rounds remaining, the 24-year-old Marquez has an 11-point advantage over the Italian Dovizioso in the Championship standings.

At the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Marc Marquez has 2 wins—1×125 (2010) and 1xMotoGP (2015)—plus 2 podiums and 4 pole positions.

Dani Pedrosa has 1 win in 250 (2005), plus an additional 2 podiums and 1 pole position.

Marc Marquez 93

"We go to Australia very motivated after Japan, where we scored good points at a track that’s normally tough for us, and in quite difficult conditions. I really look forward to this weekend because Phillip Island is an incredible racetrack, one of my favourite. It’s difficult because it’s very physical, with many hard and fast changes in direction, but I enjoy it a lot every year and generally I think it’s a better track for us than Motegi. I hope for good weather, and then we’ll see. We’ll work hard to try and find the best setup and keep fighting hard for this Championship.”

Dani Pedrosa 26

“It was a difficult weekend in Japan with the wet conditions, but we have to look forward to the next race. Phillip Island isn’t one of my favourite tracks, so we’ll definitely have to work hard to find a good pace there. Anyway, we remain positive, looking at every race weekend as a new story. We hope for the weather to be fine and to be able to use the tyres in the right way so that we can fight at front on Sunday.” 

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