Marc Marquez thinks that the Phillip Island track layout should suit the Honda better than some recent tracks on the MotoGP calendar.
"I think the fast corners will be better because looks like where we have more problems is in the hard brake points, stopping the bike and acceleration," said the Spaniard. "Here the accelerations are already with high rpm and high gears, so this can be a small help.
"Phillip Island is one of my favourite tracks, always you enjoy a lot riding here. Maybe we were unlucky in the last seasons but it is a track that I think."
Having fractured a bone in his hand prior to the fly away races Marquez said that it's now "much better but I will still use the special handlebar but we will try to be competitive from the beginning of this weekend."
Having had the most difficult season of his MotoGP career Marquez spoke about how he has had to adapt throughout the season and learned how to get the most from the bike.
"Yeah this season I am working a lot on the bike. On the brake point I'm in one [body] position, then going into the corner another one, then the mid-corner another one, then the exit another one! I think this in the future will be a help because I’m learning a lot to try to manage the weight. Maybe in 2013 and 2014, also I work but in a different way. But this season year, I’m working a lot. It’s more physically but when you have problems you try to avoid.