MotoGP: Marc Marquez ready to take battle with Jorge Lorenzo to the wire
Last Updated: 07/11/13 3:15pm
Marc Marquez: Can rookie win MotoGP title in Valencia on Sunday?
Marc Marquez hopes he is fit enough to see off Jorge Lorenzo in their final day battle for the MotoGP World Championship.
The two Spaniards with fight it out on home soil in Valencia on Sunday when defending champion Lorenzo has a 13-point deficit to make up.
Lorenzo has won the last two races while Marquez has suffered a disqualification and a crash, the latter in Motegi leaving him with neck trouble.
"After my accident in Motegi I've been doing muscular rehabilitation on my neck in anticipation for the race, and it now feels much better," Marquez said.
"We've had good races in Valencia; I've always tried to give it my best there. I have fond memories of last year's race in Moto2 but the weather will also be a factor to consider because it is very changeable.
"I'm already looking forward to getting back in the pit garage and getting on the bike.
"Obviously we know what is at stake in this final Grand Prix of the year, but we will - as ever - approach it as we have done every other race, and work hard from the Friday and do our best."