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Marquez and Miller analyse championship finale

Marquez and Miller analyse championship finale

Moto3™ World Championship leader Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0) and Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) faced the media in the Tissot Australian Grand Prix press conference on Thursday.

With three races left this year Marquez has the momentum at the top of the standings having built up a 25-point lead at the last two Grands Prix. Former championship leader Miller has seen the pendulum swing in favour of his Spanish rival in recent weeks, but will attempt to strike back in front of the Australian fans this weekend.

Honda rider Marquez commented, “I am focused on winning the championship. We have a good package and three races to go. I will ride in the same way as I have done all through the year and try to treat them like normal races. We need to go race by race, try to win all of them and try to be competitive.”

On improving his level throughout the year he added, “We knew at the first race in Qatar that we had a competitive bike but we knew we could improve. At Mugello we got a new chassis and in recent races we have had improvements to the engine. In Moto3 races are so close as it’s so competitive, you just have to stay focused in every race.”

KTM equipped Miller acknowledged, “My home race couldn’t have come at a better time after two difficult weekends. We have been competitive at those last two rounds but it hasn't quite come together in the race. There are 75 points to be won and we need to try and close the gap.”

On his journey as a rider this year, which has seen him become a Grand Prix winner and has led to him securing a ride in MotoGP™ next year, Miller stated, “We seem to be getting lots of attention. I left Australia as a nobody in January and now people are recognizing me! We will try to put on a good show this weekend.”

On his rivalry with Marquez and the fierce battle at the front in the lightweight class Miller added, “You can’t throw rule books out of the window because you get in trouble. We just have to race as normal. It is not a case of gloves off.”

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Moto3, 2014, TISSOT AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, Alex Marquez, Jack Miller, Estrella Galicia 0,0, Red Bull KTM Ajo

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