MotoGP champion-elect Marc Marquez has no extra confidence on the eve of his attempt at a sixth world title and says there has been a lot of pressure since the summer break.
The Repsol Honda man has a 21-point advantage going into the Valencia finale and believes being able to manage that is in his favour but is also aware that anything can happen.
“Of course it will be natural to feel some pressure in Valencia with so much at stake, but honestly there has been pressure for the entire second part of the season. And the fact that we’ve been able to manage some tricky situations, as was the case at the last race in Malaysia, gives me a positive feeling,” said Marquez.
“Regarding the track, I feel good because I like Valencia. It’s an anticlockwise circuit, which normally suits me. Of course it’s also good to have a points advantage to manage. That said, we won’t think too much about any of those things. We definitely don’t think it will be easy, so we won’t go to Valencia with any extra confidence. We’ll keep the same mentality and working method that have brought us to where we are, and we’ll give 100 per cent because it will be important to be fast beginning with FP1.”