Casey Stoner is quietly confident he can make it three MotoGP race wins in a row at Sepang as he looks to build on his current run of good form.
The Australian returned to the winners' circle for the first time this season at Motorland Aragon before going on to reinforce his and Ducati's return to prominence with a victory in the Japanese Grand Prix.
Travelling immediately to Kuala Lumpar and the Malaysian Grand Prix, Stoner is delighted the hard work is beginning pay off now and is feeling good about his chances of completing a hat-trick.
“Motegi was our biggest question mark about set up and we had to really work hard to make the bike stable for the really heavy braking,” he said. “Sepang isn't too much about that, so we can maybe raise the bike back up again and get our traction a little better and see what happens. But we can hopefully expect to have the bike working well there.
“We've all been giving 120 per cent all season but it's just these last two races we're getting something back from it. It's a huge, huge difference for us. Going into these next two races is a big clump in a small space for us, of course, but if things keep going like they are we definitely have a good chance of doing well again on Sunday”