Pedrosa, Marquez praise Asian fans

The Honda Repsol duo was asked about Asian fans after they attended a presentation in Indonesia following testing in Sepang, Malaysia.

Both riders were impressed by the passion of fans. A Google Trends search shows that MotoGP is very popular in Asia, particularly in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, meaning events like this are a great way for teams to connect with their fans.

Marquez said: "The truth is that I've been to that region a few times, both to Indonesia and Thailand, and right from the first time it surprises you the great love for MotoGP there. 

"You cannot imagine how much people love it, how they support the riders and how they live for motorcycle racing. I think they deserve a circuit in that country."

Pedrosa added: "The Asian fans are very passionate about MotoGP, because they are crazy about racing. They welcome us, follow us and are always on top of things, as they feel a real love for what the riders do. It was special to give them that opportunity to be there for the presentation, share that enthusiasm they have for the sport."