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Marquez relaxed after title win but still with work to do

Marquez relaxed after title win but still with work to do

Having notched up his second premier class title in two attempts, Marc Marquez gave an insight into how he will approach the rest of the season as he arrived at Phillip Island on Thursday.

The youngest ever double MotoGP™ World Champion commented, “The Championship is done but not finished, we can enjoy it but we still need to focus a lot. All riders are competitive but we still want to try to win races. The motivation is here, there are riders fighting for second so the best option for us is to win and stay out of the way. Nobody wants to finish fourth, it will be a nice battle for them.”

On overcoming the tension at Motegi and securing the title on home territory for HRC, Marquez commented, “All year I’ve felt pressure, especially in the first part and it just kept growing, everyone was waiting for my mistake. After two mistakes I knew it wasn’t the end of the world if we had a mistake, but I didn’t want a third. I know it was very important for Honda to win at home.”

Marquez also revealed that the planning for 2015 is well ahead of schedule, as is often the case for Honda, and that he will be trying new parts in the final phase of the season. He stated, “For Honda we can use these last races to try some little things for next year. These last races are very important for Honda and we have a chance to try special things without so much pressure. We can look ahead to next year a little bit. I don’t think we’ll run next year’s bike at Valencia, we’re just trying one thing for the next races. It’s really expensive for HRC to adapt the engine to the new chassis and then to go back. I will try some smaller options if HRC give them to us, otherwise it’s the current bike.”

MotoGP, 2014, TISSOT AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

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