2019 MotoGP season is almost over, with riders who came to Malaysia for the penultimate Grand Prix of the year in Sepang. Championship is over but not the battle for the second position in the standings, with Andrea Dovizioso who wants to keep it until Valencia, while World Champion Marc Marquez surely wants to end the season in the best way possible winning the last two races in the calendar.
First one to talk In Press Conference was as usual the Spaniard from Honda HRC: “We are in a good moment, we are having fun. Our target is always the podium and to fight for the win. Last year Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha were on the podium, with Ducati just out. We should be careful to the weather”.
Andrea Dovizioso is not fully satisfied: “In Australia we fought against Miller and Bagnaia until the end, but the gap from the winner was too big. We had a lot of ups and downs during the season. We are far from Marc and we do not know how to stop him. We should consider every situation and try to do our best but it is difficult”.
French rookie Fabio Quartararo is still not at 100% after the huge crash suffered on Friday in Phillip Island and was even involved in an incident with Danilo Petrucci on Sunday race: “I am feeling better. There is a lot of expectations, this is home grand prix for my team. We have to push as much as possible! What about the data with Factory Team? Yes, we consider it and they have our dates, I think it is helpful for both of us to reduce the gap from the top”.
Jack Miller had a really good Sunday in his home GP last Sunday finishing on the podium: “It was really great achieving the podium ahead of my fans! But now we should focus on Malaysia, the key will be managing the tyres and consider that here is really hot. We should think a good strategy to be ready for every situation”.
Honda LCR rider Cal Crutchlow came back to the podium in Australia: “It is always nice coming back here in Sepang! This is not an easy track, there are a lot of brakes and changes of direction, but we only have to focus and push at the limit to do a good result”.
Home hero Hafizh Syahrin is motivated for a good weekend: “Coming back home is always nice, I am really happy. There is a lot of pressure but it is good! I always had fun with my team, I am grateful to Tech 3 for helping me on making a dream come true! Next year will be different, I hope I could have fun and make people smile!”