7 years ago
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Ahead of this weekend’s Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana where the 2014 Moto3™ World Championship title fight will conclude at the last race of the season, lightweight class protagonists Alex Marquez and Jack Miller faced the media together on Thursday afternoon.
Estrella Galicia 0,0 rider Marquez has the support of the home crowd this weekend at Valencia and is also 11 points clear at the top of the standings, but his Red Bull KTM Ajo rival Miller is equally determined to take the Moto3™ title.
For his part, Marquez looked ahead to the weekend’s action, saying, “Here I want to work as I always do and see on Saturday night what our grid position is. Friday and Saturday we must focus on rhythm and feeling with the bike. I’m confident me and the team can get a really good feeling with the bike.”
“You have to ride to win in Moto3. The races are crazy, you can win the race or finish fifth or sixth! Here the straights are a bit shorter so the slipstream might not be as important as in Sepang. I think it’s a good track for us and the bike to try and win the race. We’ll see what it’s like Sunday.”
The young Spaniard added, “I’m sure we will have a really nice race here and it will be amazing to battle for the title. We have to focus during the race and see what happens in the last laps.”
Miller gave his view on the 2014 season so far and this weekend’s title showdown, commenting, “We gelled great with the team straight away this year and the racing has been spectacular. I take my hat off to all the other riders for helping to create such a great season. I’m so happy to end my Moto3 career on such a level and to come here fighting for the title. It’s been such a great year and I can’t thank the team and everyone enough for giving us this chance.”
“Unless someone makes a big mistake and lets the other group catch up, you can’t really have a strategy in Moto3. You have no idea what the 12 guys behind you or the five in front of you are going to do.”
The Australian star also said, “We’ve had a lot of focus in the last GPs and we know what we have to do. We’ve had some mistakes in Assen and Mugello, they were stupid mistakes. We’ve had five victories and these mistakes really cost us. We’ve got the momentum going after the last few GPs. Alex has been riding amazing recently so it’ll be hard, all we can do is ride as hard as we can on Sunday.”
7 years ago