Two rounds into the new MotoGP season and reigning double world champion Marc Marquez already knows it will be very different to 2014.

The Repsol Honda star approached last year's inaugural race at Argentina's Termas de Rio Hondo circuit already leading by 14 points and on his way to what would be ten successive wins and a record 13 for the season.

Marquez returns holding third in the 2015 standings, although only five points behind early leader Valentino Rossi after victory last Sunday in Texas.

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"I know that the first part of last year was special and I already understand that this championship is different," Marquez said on Thursday. "You must be patient. You cannot win every race. You cannot be at the top every race.

"The most important thing is the final result and if you want to be there at the end, as we saw in the past, the most important thing is consistency. So we will try to be at a good level every weekend, but if it's not possible to win it is better to finish on the podium, and always be there for the championship."

Marquez began this season with a first-turn mistake at Qatar, forcing a fight back from last to fifth. As such, the 22-year-old admitted his victory from pole in Texas was just what he needed.

"At the moment the championship looks nice for the spectators," he said of the close Yamaha, Ducati and Honda battle. "After Qatar my worry was to come back strong and be there in the championship and now we are only five points behind Valentino.

"Last year I felt really good on this track. I was enjoying it. Then in the race the first laps were tricky, I was in eighth position I think, and then I came back. Last year I felt good here but as we saw in Austin the other guys have also improved, so we will work hard to try to be in the same level."

Hiroshi Aoyama will continue to replace Dani Pedrosa alongside Marquez at Repsol Honda this weekend. Pedrosa is recovering from arm pump surgery.


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Looks like Marc is to become a cool and calculated rider accepting compromising defeat. I guess at 25 he'll behave older than Rossi is then :-)