Marc Marquez says a final corner showdown at the Sachsenring on Sunday would be 'interesting' in the wake of his controversial tangle with Valentino Rossi last time out at Assen.
The Repsol Honda rider, who shattered his 2014 MotoGP pole record by half-a-second on his way to his third straight premier class start from the top spot on the grid in Germany, came off second best as he went head to head with Rossi in the Dutch TT.
The final turn at the Sachsenring also has the potential to produce a nail-biting last lap scenario - Rossi famously losing out to Sete Gibernau in 2003 - but Marquez says he will be better prepared this time should the situation arise again.
“It's possible to make a different line and it's a last corner that may times has had a good final lap,” said the reigning world champion.
“If we arrive together with somebody it can be interesting but we will see – I will try to manage better that Assen!”
Marquez qualified almost 0.3 seconds ahead of team-mate Dani Pedrosa to complete a Honda one-two and is chasing a sixth victory at the Sachsenring across all classes, where the RC213V has had the edge over Yamaha in recent seasons.
“During this weekend I feel very comfortable with the bike and it looks like the feeling is coming back, but still we must work because we have some problems,” he said.
“Here, we can avoid these problems but since Assen two weeks ago I feel in a better way with the bike. We must be honest because here for my riding style and the Honda this is a good circuit.
“We want to use this potential and we have a good rhythm, but the most important thing tomorrow is the race, where we have points,” he added.
“We need to be strong for 30 laps because it will be a tough race and Jorge [Lorenzo], Dani [Pedrosa] and also Valentino have a good rhythm.
“In the corners where we have the problems, here it is only two corners at turn 8 and turn 12 but still we need to improve there but it looks like on this track the problems are less.”
A front row start is crucial at the German circuit, where overtaking opportunities are limited and Marquez has also stressed the importance of tyre management over the 30-lap distance.
“The target was to start on the front row because here also it is difficult to overtake, but it will be a difficult race. We will try to work with the tyres from the beginning because the race is really long and then try to manage until the end the tyres, which will be important,” Marquez said.
“It's a special track but also an interesting track because of the long left corners. They are really nice and I enjoy it a lot because you are always spinning on these left corners.
“I'm enjoying this weekend and I will try to enjoy tomorrow because I think we can fight for the victory.”
Asked what could beat him Sunday, Marquez replied: “Everything. Of course if you asked this question last year I would say I don't know. I have a good pace, I feel good with the bike, we did the pole position and we have a good rhythm.
“Assen was better, but I want to wait, I want to be quiet and try to improve this race pace. Here it I looks like I have it but in the other races I didn't have.
“I feel strong but here I want to pay attention to everything,” he added.
“Everybody is complaining about the grip but we are faster than last year. It is a strange feeling because the rear is sliding but the drive is good. I think it is good but we are on the limit and pushing a lot.”
Reigning double champion Marquez has only taken one win so far this season, at round two in Texas.