Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez is confident of completing his third successive win of the season at the Czech Grand Prix on Sunday.
Marquez, who struggled during the early parts of this season with three retirements in the space of five races, has begun to showcase his top form as of late as he emerged victorious last month in Germany and at Indianapolis last weekend.
>"It was a tough race in Indianapolis, very demanding, but I'm really happy to have taken two consecutive wins," Marquez told reporters. "We were able to enjoy the victory on Sunday night and now we are on our way to the next race."
While Marquez has begun to close the gap to Valentino Rossi, who currently sits atop the MotoGP standings, the Spaniard knows that he needs to ensure his winning streak stays intact in Brno this weekend, and he is mindful of the fact that he will in all likelihood need to take risks in order to do so.
"We are improving every race which gives me a good confidence," he said. "It will be tough because the Yamaha riders are at a very good level, but like always we will push 100 percent and take risks to be with them.
"For them, they cannot lose [points] because they have a great battle for the championship; only nine points [between them]. We are far [behind], so we take the risks and we see."
The Repsol Honda rider admitted that Brno is not one of his favourite circuits, even though he won the Czech Grand Prix in his debut season in 2013. However, the 22-year-old did not have as strong a showing last year as he finished fourth, a result which snapped a 10-race winning streak.
"Brno isn't one of my favourite tracks and I’ve had mixed results there in the past but we arrive there with good momentum and we will work hard to be ready for a battle," he said.
There are currently 56 points separating Marquez from Rossi with eight races remaining in the 2015 season.