Marc Marquez says he is 'ready for a battle' as he sets his sights on the third consecutive MotoGP World Championship win that would haul him further into the title fight.

Wins in Germany and the United States have seen Marquez make steady in-roads into Valentino Rossi's MotoGP World Championship advantage, the pair now split by 56 points as the Spaniard applies more pressure on the leaders.

Indeed, Marquez is pleased his second straight win has allowed him to develop some momentum, even if he admits the upcoming race in the Czech Republic at Brno - where his remarkable race-winning streak in 2014 was brought to an abrupt conclusion with a fourth place finish last year - isn't a favourite of his.

"It was a tough race in Indianapolis, very demanding, but I'm really happy to have taken two consecutive wins," the Repsol Honda rider said. "We were able to enjoy the victory on Sunday night and now we are already on our way to Brno for the next race.

"This isn't one of my favourite tracks and I've had mixed results here in the past but we arrive there with good momentum and we will work hard to be ready for a battle!"


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