Buriram, EN runganSport — After winning the MotoGP Aragon two weeks ago, Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez was 72 points ahead of Ducati Team rider Andrea Dovizioso, who was his closest competitor to win the world title.
Ahead of the Thailand MotoGP this weekend, Marquez is excited about getting closer to this year’s championship opportunities.
He was also curious about Thailand, which was the first to hold a MotoGP race.
“This will be a fun race in Thailand for the first time, there will definitely be a lot of fans in the stands, and always be a good feeling,” Marquez said to Crash.
“We have to stay focused and calm, because it is important to manage the weekend well, working in the way we have always done so far,” he continued.
Previous MotoGP racers had already tested the Buriram circuit in the Pre-season test earlier in the year.
Marquez became the third fastest driver at the time, behind his team-mate Dani Pedrosa and Monster Yamaha Tech3 satellite rider Johann Zarco in February then.
“We did a good test in February, but now we have to double-check every detail starting the first free practice later,” admitted Marquez.
“Some parts of the circuit are complicated, but the layout is generally good.
Of course high humidity and temperature will demand on the body, but when you are on the motorbike, you will forget these things and only focus on race,” closed the Spanish rider. (DN/eV)