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MotoGP™ Legends Doohan and Schwantz on #MM93TitleChance

MotoGP™ Legends Doohan and Schwantz on #MM93TitleChance

Two former premier class World Champions Mick Doohan and Kevin Schwantz have given their opinion on how current World Champion Marc Marquez will approach Sunday’s race in Japan - where the young Repsol Honda rider could retain the MotoGP™ title.

Five time 500cc World Champion Doohan commented, “Marquez is a racer, so the best way to attack is to just go for it. The more you think about it the more chances there are for an accident. He’s just thinking about winning, you saw that in Aragon, he could have taken it easier there but he wanted to win.”

The Australian continued, “I think this weekend will still be about attacking and trying to win. There’s not a better place to win, in front of Honda. It would have been good for him to win at home in Spain but here is the next best thing. The championship is already Marc’s, it’s just where he wins it. I think it’s very important and fantastic for Honda to win the title here.”

Meanwhile Doohan’s fellow MotoGP™ Legend, the 1993 premier class World Champion Schwantz stated: “I don’t know what he’s thinking, he has given away some points but he wants to win. I think here at Motegi will be decided by what the weather does and how fast the typhoon gets here. I think one thing that Marc knows is a wet race on slicks is a bad strategy. In San Marino I wasn’t surprised. I was a little surprised he didn’t come in for rain tyres in Aragon. But he has such confidence that maybe he thought he could do it.”

Fans looking to support Marquez on his bid to retain the World Championship can do so using the hashtag #MM93TitleChance.

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