The Phillip Island round brought disappointment for Marc Marquez, forced to wave the white flag after coming into contact with Zarco's Yamaha while travelling at 300 km/h. An incident that fortunately caused the riders no injuries. At this point, the Spaniard can only look ahead, because he's straight back on track this weekend.
As of Friday, the spotlight will be on the Sepang track: “We had quite an eventful race in Australia and it was a pity we couldn’t fight until the end, but that’s gone now and we look forward to the next round in Malaysia with our usual spirit and positive mentality - comments Marc - We still have our target of two more titles to achieve, and we also want to try and win again if we have the chance to do so."
Sepang is one of those tracks that suits the Ducati: “Malaysia is a demanding round from a physical point of view but that’s something we’re prepared to deal with, so we’ll keep our concentration high and try to start strong beginning on Friday morning.”
On the other side of the garage, Dani Pedrosa also wants to put last weekend behind him: "This is a very demanding race due to both the extreme weather conditions and the track itself, which isn’t an easy one, being wide and requiring precise lines and a good setup. That said, I like it very much, so I hope we can do good work and find a setting that allows me to feel good on the bike and to try to have a good weekend.”