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Marquez: “We must wait and see what happens”

Marquez: “We must wait and see what happens”

Marc Marquez returns to pole position for the eighth time in 2015, hoping for a strong Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

During Q2 Marc Marquez showed no signs that just a few weeks ago his left hand was being operated on. His hand was not without troubles this weekend, the stitches popping open earlier. The Repsol Honda rider set a 1’28.364 to dominate the Q2 session, securing pole by 0.316s. Phillip Island produces unique weather situations, one moment it can be hot and sunny and then within minutes it can be raining heavily, as such Marquez is waiting for Sunday to see what challenges the Australian circuit may throw at him.

Both of Marquez’s two previous premier class visits to the Australian GP have resulted in DNFs, not only has he never taken a MotoGP™ victory at the track he is yet to finish a race. Finishing will be the Repsol Honda man’s primary aim, but his pace throughout the weekend suggests he’ll be in contention for the podium. Although the 2015 title is out of his hands, Marquez could play a vital role in deciding which Movistar Yamaha rider wears the crown as forcing either Jorge Lorenzo or Valentino Rossi off the podium could be devastating for their championship bid.  

Marc Marquez: “I am pleased with how the day went, and of course with pole position! Thanks to the team for all their work, we have a good pace for tomorrow and we are ready to fight for the podium and hopefully the victory tomorrow. However we must wait and see what happens, because here every day is different; it can be sunny but then all of a sudden clouds can appear, and the key will be interpreting how the track conditions are, in order to have a good race."

MotoGP, 2015, PRAMAC AUSTRALIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Q2, Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

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