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Marquez ready to fight for victory at Phillip Island

Marquez ready to fight for victory at Phillip Island

With pole position secured, Marc Marquez was happy with his pace in FP4 and the Repsol Honda rider believes he can fight for victory on Sunday at the Tissot Australia Grand Prix.

Marquez secured the 2014 MotoGP™ title last weekend with second place in Japan, but he has now gone three races without a win having taken his last victory at Silverstone in August.

The Repsol Honda rider was disqualified last year in the Phillip Island race - after failing to stop in time for a mandatory bike change – so he would love to put things straight with a 12th win of 2014 on Sunday.

Indeed by taking his 12th pole of the season in Q2 on Saturday, he matched Casey Stoner’s record of most poles in a MotoGP season from 2011 and Mick Doohan’s 12 poles in 500cc in 1997.

Afterwards he said, “It’s really good and I’m really happy to be on pole. After Japan, here looks like a great weekend for me, I feel good. I struggled a bit in the beginning in FP1 but after that we found the way to work with this new rear tyre.”

On his prospects for the race he commented, “Tomorrow it will be a tough race because especially Yamaha are very strong. They have a good pace, but even like that in FP4 I rode well with very consistent times and I think we can fight for victory here.”

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

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