Marquez won the race in 2014 and has always started from the front row of the MotoGP grid at Sepang.
After victory and clinching the title in Japan, and suffering a crash in Australia, Marc Marquez completes the run of three consecutive races in as many weekends with a trip to Malaysia. The Spaniard has twice triumphed at Sepang, in 125cc in 2010 and 2014 in MotoGP. He comes into the Malaysian GP after receiving a hero’s welcome at an event in Indonesia this past week.
Marc Marquez: “In Australia we tried to do a great race, but although we ultimately weren’t successful, we always look at the positives. In this case, I once again learned something and I’ll be more careful in similar situations in the future. When you feel good and are really enjoying the riding, the extra confidence you feel isn’t easy to control, but we’ll try. Now we are in Sepang, a track where we always test in February and therefore we know very well. Anyway, when we came here for the winter test, we were still struggling to find our direction with the bike setup. Moreover soon after that test, they completely resurfaced the track; therefore, we must wait and see how we will be able to manage this weekend. I’m very curious about the track, to see how much smoother the surface is now and how much faster it will allow us to lap.”y”.