Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez should try to win every race this year, rather than manage his huge points lead.
That is the opinion of Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso, when asked to comment on how Marquez should approach the rest of the season after building a 53-point advantage with a perfect six wins from pole position.
“I don't know a lot about Marc, but in this situation I think it is good to try to win every race rather than manage the points,” said former 125cc world champion Dovizioso. “He is in the best situation to take a risk. When you make every pole position and win every race your confidence is at the maximum, so that is the right moment to push when you want.”
Although unbeaten, Marquez faced his closest battle of the year at Mugello on Sunday, winning a thrilling duel with Jorge Lorenzo by just 0.121s.
“It has been a strange year at the front,” said Dovizioso. “Marquez is unbelievable. He is fast in every situation and until now Lorenzo has made a really strange season. Today Lorenzo was back to normal and, we will see in the next races, but I think he is able to fight with Marquez.
“Also Valentino in some races, maybe Assen or some good tracks for him and Yamaha, he will be able to fight.
“But I don't know if anybody is able to beat Marquez because Mugello is not a Honda track and Lorenzo has won here many times in the last few years. Marquez is able to manage more or less every situation.”
Valentino Rossi is second to Marquez in the world championship standings, followed by Dani Pedrosa (54 points behind) and Lorenzo (85 points).