MotoGP: Round #17 Repsol Honda Race Preview - Malaysia (Video)

Marc Marquez race action shot

Repsol Honda Press Release:

Penultimate race of the season this weekend in Sepang, where Pedrosa and Marquez claimed a one-two last season.

The flyaway tour for the MotoGP World Championship reaches its final stop this weekend. The Malaysian Grand Prix, the last round before the season finale in Valencia, presents an opportunity to leave behind disappointment in Australia for the Repsol Honda riders. Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa left Phillip Island empty-handed, but in Sepang will have totally different conditions to deal with.

A year ago they earned a one-two at the venue. Both have their own incentives to gun for victory: Marquez to match the record of victories in a season of Mick Doohan, and Pedrosa to get back into the fight for second place in the World Championship.

Dani Pedrosa: His fondest memory of Malaysian GP:

Dani Pedrosa #26:

"I’m happy to put Phillip Island behind us and focus on the race this weekend in Malaysia. This is a track we all know very well and it’s going to be physically demanding as always - due to the weather. The layout has a little of everything, fast and slow corners, hard braking and long straights. Let’s hope we can get a good setup and give ourselves the best chance for the race on Sunday to be back in the fight for second position in the Championship."

Marc Marquez #93:

"It was a shame what happened in Australia, but anyway I was trying a different tactic and I’m lucky to be able to do this with the Championship already won. On the way to Malaysia we visited Jakarta for an event with Honda, riding a MotoGP machine there for the first time which was a nice experience. Sepang is a circuit I like and the Honda performed well there last year with Dani first and myself second. Finding the best setup is very important here, especially in the braking so we will have to work hard on Friday and Saturday to prepare for the race."

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