After a positive visit to Australia, the Repsol Honda Team move on to the Sepang International Circuit for the Malaysian Grand Prix, with the aim of rounding off the flyaway stage of the season with a good result for their two riders.
Marc Márquez continues to show, week after week, that his recovery and adaptation to the Honda RC213V is progressing positively. The Repsol Honda Team rider managed to finish in second place at Phillip Island, earning his 100th MotoGP podium.
Márquez has five podium finishes to his name in Malaysia, with 1 victory in 125cc and 2 wins and 1 second place in MotoGP. He looks to end the year in the Top 10 of the overall standings.
Pol Espargaró is preparing for his last two Grands Prix with the Repsol Honda team. He also has podium history in Malaysia, with 2 second places (125cc and Moto2) and 2 third places (125cc and Moto2).
Declaraciones de los pilotos
“We arrive in Malaysia having enjoyed a really beautiful race in Phillip Island, but we have to keep working. Australia is a unique track so we can’t expect to be fast straight and we always see everyone very strong in Sepang because there is a lot of data from the tests. As always it’s about arriving to the track, testing some things and seeing what the situation is. The recent results are a big motivator for me and the team so now is the time to keep working and end the season as well as we can.”
“Malaysia was a track where we were really strong at the start of the year, in testing our pace was one of the best there. But the situation in MotoGP has changed and we will need to work a lot to be strong here again this weekend. We are able to reach a good level quite quickly in the weekend it seems but we need to work on making this next step to stay with the top ten to ensure we can be there when it counts.”