Published on October 24th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
MotoGP 2015_Tension Mounts Ahead Of Crucial Sepang Confrontation
Pressure is building on and off the track as the two Movistar Yamaha teammates address the world’s media alongside Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda), Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team), Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Moto3™ championship leader Danny Kent, where they reflected on a dramatic Australian Grand Prix and previewed the pivotal Shell Advance Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Rossi was the first to speak having seen his lead in the standings cut to 11 points after he failed to finish on the podium for only the second time this season at Phillip Island. It was only the second time this season that Rossi has failed to finish on the podium. The ‘Doctor’ though has his first chance to lift the title at Sepang, a circuit he has won at 6 times before: “We arrive here with two races to go with just 11 points. I think it will be very difficult but at the same time a great battle to follow. The level and the speed are very similar and the point’s difference is small. It’s like one match divided into two parts, like a football match first time and second time in Valencia. It’s the first chance (to lift the title) which means a little bit more pressure for Jorge because he has to arrive in front and try to take some points before Valencia.