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MotoGP Malaysia: Marquez motivated for quick-fire double

Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez bidding to follow-up sensational Phillip Island victory with second win on trot this weekend at Sepang in Malaysia.
Marc Marquez is aiming for a quick-fire double in this weekend's penultimate round of the MotoGP World Championship at Sepang in Malaysia.

The outgoing world champion won an incredible premier class race on the Repsol Honda at Phillip Island in Australia, eradicating Jorge Lorenzo's advantage of 0.8 seconds on the final lap of the race to pounce for a dramatic victory.

The pulsating four-way battle, which also involved championship leader Valentino Rossi and Ducati's Andrea Iannone, has gone down as one of the best MotoGP races of the decade and with Movistar Yamaha team-mates Rossi and Lorenzo separated only by 11 points with two rounds to go, Sepang is braced for another tense showpiece this weekend.

Marquez, third in the standings, could have a big say in the eventual outcome of the title and won previously in MotoGP at Sepang last year.

“After a wonderful victory in Australia we are on our way to Malaysia and hoping to continue this good run for Honda, and end the season on a high,” Marquez said.

“We do a lot of testing at Sepang and it's a circuit I enjoy and where our bike tends to work well.

“As always, getting the best setup is key especially in the braking so we will have to work hard on Friday and Saturday to prepare for the race.”

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October 20, 2015 12:19 PM

WashedUpRacer: good to hear the MM fans :) I think the aggressive engine will play nice at Sepang, wasnt the problem because the humidity masked the aggressive engine characteristics? if so then DP and MM will go really well. Hope its a 1 MM 2 JL 3 DP podium just to upset the apple cart :D MM is certainly a breath of fresh air, he is nowhere like the other riders
Don't know if i agree with that. Rossi is very similar. Both ride first and foremost for the love of the sport. They both enjoy a similar type of race, mixing it up and outwitting there competitors. And the biggest similarity..they're both massive characters and great ambassadors for the sport. If we did not have these two Motogp would be so much the poorer in popularity and monetary value.


October 21, 2015 7:58 AM

Husky93: Just want him to help JL. Otherwise the yellow fans boys will be coming out of the wood work saying I told you so, when they have not made a comment for months.
Mate, you should appreciate everyone not just Yorgi. Stop hating, start appreciating. Yorgi needing MM help as you suggested diminishes what little skill Yorgi has.
Guys we have got a new rider riding a bike in motogp it seems... WHO IS YORGI classicmotof1 ??? Do you watch the same sport as we all do??? I just can't get my head around that name hahaaa. PLEASE CLARIFY.

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