Marquez says ready to tackle heat, humidity at Thailand MotoGP

File Photo : Marc Marquez
IANS|02-Oct-2018 19:20

Madrid, Oct 2 : MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez (Honda) has said he is ready to tackle the hot and humid conditions expected for the first-ever Thailand Grand Prix.

The Buriram Circuit, build in 2014, is to hold its debut MotoGP race this season on October 7.

"The high humidity and temperature are going to be demanding on the body, but when you get on the bike you just forget those things and simply focus on riding," a statment released by Honda quoted Marquez as saying.

The four-time world champion has a 72-point overall lead on his main MotoGP title rival, Andrea Dovizioso of Italy (Ducati), reports Efe news.

"Some parts of the circuit are tricky, but the layout in general is nice," Marquez explained, adding "It will be exciting to race in Thailand for the first time."

"We had a good test in February but we'll need to recheck every detail starting on Friday morning," he said. "We must remain focused and calm though, as it will be important to manage the weekend well, working in the way that we're used to doing."