Marc Marquez does not seem to want to overexert himself to think about celebrating the 2019 MotoGP world title. What he thinks now is to look as good as possible for the rest of the season.
The Thai Grand Prix will be a very special place for Marquez. Not only holding a stamp as a defending champion, but his chances of ending the MotoGP championship race are also wide open.
“We had a great weekend at Aragon and it was a great pleasure to win in front of our host audience. I want to bring this energy to Thailand to be able to experience an equally strong weekend,” Marquez was quoted as saying by Speedweek, Thursday (3/10) / 2019).
Speaking about preparations ahead of the Thai GP, Marquez said that nothing had changed from the previous race. He added, the situation remained the same ie trying as hard as possible to stand strong on the first podium.
“Last year we had a very interesting race in Thailand. Maybe we can give a good show to the fans again this year.”
With five races and 125 points remaining, mathematically only Andrea Dovizioso can thwart Marquez’s chance to become a MotoGP world champion this year. But it seems that it will be difficult considering the Repsol Honda team driver only needs two more points than the Ducati jockey to win the eighth title in the elite MotoGP class.
Following Marc Marquez’s Scenario Becomes the 2019 MotoGP World Champion in Thailand
1. Achieve the first podium
2. Achieve the second, third or fourth podium and Dovizioso occupies a position behind Marquez.
3. Achieved fifth position and Dovizioso finished seventh
4. Achieved position 6-12 and Dovizioso was at least two places behind Marquez.
5. Achieved position 14 and Dovizioso failed to get a point at the race at the Thai GP.
Provisional MotoGP Rider Standings 2019
1. Marc Marquez 300
2. Dovizioso 202
3. Rins 156
4. Petrucci 155
5. Viñales 147
6. Rossi 137
7. Quartararo 123
8. Miller 117
9. Crutchlow 98
10. Morbidelli 80
11. Pol Espargaro 77
12. Nakagami 68
13. Mir 49
14. Aleix Espargaro 46
15. Iannone 32
16. Bagnaia 29
17. Oliveira 29
18. Zarco 27
19. Lorenzo 23
20. Rebate 18
21. Bradl 16