Marc Marquez stressed that nothing will change as he races at the Chang International Circuit, Thailand, this weekend. The Repsol Honda rider said that he would try to follow the same strategy, which was to drive the RC213V speed until the end of the race.
“Of course I will try to deal with weekends like normal race weekends. But I understand and realize that this can be an important weekend if I lock up the world title well. On the other hand, we know that we have another chance “in Motegi, Australia, Malaysia, and Valencia if that is not possible here (Thailand). I will be the same Marc, we will follow the same strategy – push from start to finish and try to prepare for the race well on Sunday,” said Marquez in a press conference ahead of the race at the Thai GP was quoted from Speedweek, Thursday (10/10/2019).
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.
Marquez currently occupies the top position in the MotoGP standings with 300 points. He is 98 points ahead of Andrea Dovizioso. The title is getting closer to the drivers from Cervera, Spain, considering that this season only leaves five more races.
But Marquez doesn’t want to go too far in imagining the MotoGP world title. What he was thinking now was how to deal with the weekend race. He said, there are many things that must be prepared to become a winner at the race later.
“On paper, the track layout is quite good, but when you race, it’s not easy. I have to arrange a lot of things. It’s true that the layout is good for me from the start, I like it. But I lost a lot on two straight tracks.”
“This year we have a stronger engine, it will be better. But of course, we will have difficulty at other points. We will see if we can start with a good base and try to be prepared for all conditions because it looks like rain,” Marquez added.