Marc Marquez has calmed any fears over his fitness ahead of Sunday’s MotoGP title decider at Valencia. The Spaniard, who will be crowned the youngest ever premier class champion with a top four finish, injured his neck in morning warm-up at Motegi but two weeks of rehabilitation have him fighting fit for the biggest weekend of his life.
“It’s been nice to have a week at home after a long three weeks away, after my accident in Motegi I’ve doing muscular rehabilitation on my neck in anticipation for the race, and it now feels much better. We’ve had good races in Valencia; I’ve always tried to give it my best there. I have fond memories of last year’s race in Moto2 but the weather will also be a factor to consider because it is very changeable. I’m already looking forward to getting back in the pit garage and getting on the bike! Obviously we know what is at stake in this final Grand Prix of the year, but we will – as ever – approach it as we have done every other race, and work hard from the Friday and do our best”.
Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa is going in search of a fourth MotoGP victory at Valencia and a 50th career win in all classes and is not expecting to have to ride in support of Marquez.
“I’m looking forward to going to Valencia and racing in front of the home fans! We’ve had a long trip in Asia and it will be nice to race in Valencia again, where the atmosphere is always very special. Even though we are out of the Championship now, I’ve had good results here in the past with many victories – including last year when we won after starting from the pits – and I want to end the season on a high”.
|2013 MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – RACE FOR THE TITLE|
|1||MARC MARQUEZ||318 PTS||2||JORGE LORENZO||305 PTS|