After their fantastic 1-2 finish in Sepang on Sunday, Dani Pedrosa, Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team are already en route to Phillip Island in Australia.
The Phillip Island circuit is blessed with breathtaking scenery and beautiful ocean views and, as one of the fastest most fluid tracks on the calendar, it continues to provide some of the most spectacular racing of the MotoGP season. Both riders have had mixed results here in the past, Dani celebrating a solitary win here in 2005 (250cc) and a 3rd place finish in 2009 (MotoGP). Marc also only has one win to his name here in 2010 (125cc), and two 3rd place finishes in Moto2 (2011, 2012).
Dani closed the gap to Marc with his victory in Sepang, however, this weekend is Marc's first 'match point' as it becomes mathematically possible for him to win the Championship at this race - if he scores 7 more points than Jorge and doesn't lose more then 5 points to Dani.
As an additional bonus for the fans this year, one year after retiring from MotoGP, double World Champion and HRC test rider Casey Stoner will be joining fellow Australian World Champions Mick Doohan and Wayne Gardner for a lap of honour on Sunday before the race, which starts at 16h00 local time.