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By motogp.com

Who should we be backing for big points in Buriram?

Marc Marquez is a two-time winner in Thailand, so will the eight-time World Champion be the go-to pick?

With title favourites faltering last time out in Japan, plenty of MotoGP™ Fantasy players may have felt disappointed on Sunday afternoon. Others, however, would have been delighted to see Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) and Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) put in strong performances. Now though, a couple of days on, it’s time to switch our focus to the OR Thailand Grand Prix.

Who made the Dream Team in Japan?

First, let’s take a look at the big winners from the Japanese GP to see who comes into Round 17 in form. It will come as no surprise that Miller picked up a monster haul with his P7 to dominant victory showing, as the Australian rewarded his 14,245 owners with 46 points. Brad Binder and Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) came in with second highest tallies with 30 apiece, while Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) scored a decent 28 points after claiming pole position and finishing fourth.

GOLD: Jack Miller (46)
GOLD: Brad Binder (30)
CONSTRUCTOR: Ducati (38)
SILVER: Jorge Martin (30)
SILVER: Marc Marquez (28)

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Ducati domination in Motegi

Once again it was Ducati who took top spot in the MotoGP™ Fantasy factory fight, largely down to Miller’s stunning ride. The Aussie’s 46-point haul, coupled with Martin’s 30 points saw the Bologna brand walk away from Motegi with a healthy 38 points to their name.

Second overall in Japan was KTM thanks to the double top five from Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing). The Austrian’s 25-point haul was a strong showing as they returned to form. Honda claimed 17 points on home soil and sat third on the Japan leaderboard.

Who are the Buriram must-haves?

When looking at potential targets for the Thai Grand Prix, it’s difficult to look past the obvious. Miller is arguably riding as well as he ever has done in MotoGP™ and therefore should be a priority pick. Add to that that the weather in Thailand is due to be rather wet, and the reasons to add the Australian to your side keep on growing.

Other names worth considering are Oliveira, the last man to take victory in a wet premier class encounter, and Marc Marquez, who proved his quality in difficult conditions by clinching a first pole in three years at Motegi. Plus, a wildcard choice could be the returning Danilo Petrucci (Team Suzuki Ecstar). If the rain is set to hit Buriram all weekend, then the loveable Italian could spring a huge surprise.

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