Márquez and Espargaró ready for the penultimate flyaway round

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The Repsol Honda Team riders travel to Phillip Island, Australia, to compete in the eighteenth round of the season

Márquez and Espargaró ready for the penultimate flyaway round

Phillip Island is a track where both Marc Márquez and Pol Espargaró have been on the podium on several occasions. A circuit where the cold is usually the protagonist due to the time of year in which the Grand Prix is held, the weather forecast for this weekend is for clear skies but high winds and low temperatures.

Márquez is ready to continue accumulating kilometres on his Honda RC213V in Australia. The Repsol Honda Team rider has six rostrums there – 1 win in 125cc, a second and a third place in Moto2 and 3 victories in MotoGP – and is looking for the maximum possible points in 2022.

Espargaró faces the end of the season with the aim of improving his recent results. He has three podium finishes at this weekend’s venue: In 2010 he achieved second place in 125cc, and in Moto2 he was a race winner in 2012 and 2013.

Rider Statements


“Phillip Island is a great circuit to ride, it is very different to almost any other track on the calendar. I’ve had a lot of memorable races there and it’s almost always a nice battle, especially in the first laps. You have to be very careful there with the weather, especially this year it looks like it can be very cold and with a lot of wind – it’s something we have to pay attention to. Again, we have to see what’s possible this weekend, I have kept training and I feel my condition getting better each day. After three races in a row, the week off was really welcome for me.”


“I am looking forward to riding at Phillip Island again, it’s where I took probably the best win of my career in Moto2. It’s a really unique layout there and you always see a big group of riders battling. Returning home, seeing my family and doing some good training was a welcome break after three very busy weeks of racing. It hasn’t been easy the last few races but the last few races of the year have some different tracks. Let’s see what’s possible, with what some forecasts are saying – anything can happen.”

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