'No pressure' as Marquez targets Phillip Island fun
Marc Marquez is ready to enjoy the Australian MotoGP on a different level after securing another world championship.
Honda's Marquez wrapped up his third title at Motegi in Japan last weekend, with three races still remaining this season.
And while the team and constructor crowns are still on the line, the 23-year-old Spaniard can ride with some rare freedom in Australia.
"It's fantastic to arrive at Phillip Island with no pressure for the championship, as the track is one of my favourites on the calendar, along with Austin and Aragon," he said.
"It's so fast and flowing and you really have a lot of fun riding there. One of the main issues to take into account there is the weather.
"It's usually very cold during this period of the year and always windy, something that you feel a lot, especially at the end of the final straight.
"You have to find a set-up to make the bike as stable as possible.
"We'll try to win some more races before the end of the year as there are also the constructors and the team titles to think of."
Yamaha team-mates Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, the nearest title challengers to Marquez, both crashed in Japan to scupper their championship hopes, leaving them with just a consolation prize to scrap over.
"Phillip Island is going to be a bit strange because the fight for the championship is over, but I would like to do a great race and try to win," Lorenzo said.
"That's my goal for the next three races."