MotoGP: Two races left until possible second title; Marquez previews Misano

Marc Marquez currently leads the MotoGP standings by 89 points over teammate Dani Pedrosa. If he has over 100-point lead leaving Aragon, he will secure the title.

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Having returned to the top step of the podium at Silverstone, MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez aims to secure another win this weekend at Misano.

Marquez, winner of 11 of the 12 races held to date, gave no option of victory to his rivals at the most recent round in England and is back at his best heading to a track where one year ago he placed second.

The runaway series leader has won three times at Misano in the smaller classes and a MotoGP triumph on Sunday at the Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini would edge him closer to defending his title.

“It was nice to be back on the top step of the podium in Silverstone, the team did a great job the whole weekend,” commented the Repsol Honda rider. “Now we head to Misano which is a smaller and slower track compared to others on the calendar. We will have to work hard from Friday to get the setup on the bike just right, to suit the demands on braking at this twisty track and let’s hope the weather is also nice.”

Dani Pedrosa, second in the overall standings, also knows what it takes to win at Misano, where he took the victory, pole position and fastest lap in 2010.

“I’m looking forward to Misano this weekend,” Pedrosa stated. “There is always a nice crowd over the three days and a good atmosphere with the Italian fans. Hopefully we’ll have good weather from the Friday and get things going in the right direction. It’s a short lap but intense with many overtaking points and it’s quite bumpy, so set up is key. Let’s hope for an exciting race."

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