Marquez out to defend championship lead at one of his favourite tracks

 In Moto2, News

There are only three rounds left before the end of the season and at the Australian Grand Prix Marc Márquez will aim to defend the lead of the intermediate category for the first time this year, after taking it last week in Motegi.

He did not score a single point of the first 75 up for grabs, but the Moto2 rookie of the year, Marc Márquez, leads the overall standings with only a 1-point advantage over the only rival that can fight with him for the title, Germany’s Stefan Bradl. His second place in Motegi —and tenth consecutive podium—, is a superb result to start the last part of the calendar. The Repsol rider will face this weekend a new challenge in Australia on his Moto2, in one of his favourite tracks on the 125cc, where last year he achieved the pole position and a crushing victory. The objective for Emilio Alzamora’s pupil will be to keep his spectacular run of good results that made him score 190 points of the last 200 up for grabs.

Marc Márquez: “Australia is one of my favourite Grand Prix, because Phillip Island is one of the circuits I like the most. With the 125cc at least it was very good for me, so we will see if we have as much fun with the Moto2.

It will be interesting to see how it goes at the fastest corner, such as the last one, because they are places where you ride very fast and with the Moto2 is a very big change, but I am looking forward to start. We will face the weekend in the same way as we did the rest. We arrive as leaders of the championship, but that is not going to change the way we work.

This is another of the circuits where it is important to keep an eye on the weather, because it is usually cold and there is always the risk of rain. Furthermore, on this track you have to be wary of the wind, because it can have a huge effect on some corners”.

Source: Repsol Media

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