Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider begins the crucial triple-header flyaway races in Japan this weekend with confidence sky high after his stunning podium finish last time out in Aragón.
Márquez now make the long trip to the 4.8km Twin Ring Motegi track determined to be fighting at the front of the field once again in what promises to be another all-action 23-lap battle.
Márquez heads to East Asia determined to demonstrate the fighting spirit that earned him an exceptional second place at Motorland Aragon last month. The 20-year-old has a terrific record at the Twin Ring Motegi, which is part of a vast motorsport and leisure complex that first joined the World Championship calendar in 1999.
Two of the Spaniard’s four wins in the Moto3 category came at the Twin Ring Motegi and the last in 2014 was pivotal in helping him capture the World Championship that year.
Álex Márquez: “We are ready to start the three flyaway races from a very good starting point after the fantastic race to second place in Aragon. I enjoy racing in Japan and I’ve had a lot of success there in the past in Moto3, so I hope it can be the same again in Moto2 this year. The next three races are always a tough challenge and you must keep 100% concentrated to be at your best level in all of them and remain free from injury. I’m fully prepared after a couple of good weeks training after Aragon and of course my motivation is very high to try and repeat the podium from the last round. My objective for the next three races is to be consistent in all of them and gain strong points in tracks where I struggle like in Malaysia.”