Sepang, Malaysia - Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso is chasing his third Malaysian MotoGP win in a row this weekend as he seeks to be crowned runner-up to world champion Marc Marquez.
Honda's Marquez already clinched the championship in Japan last month but now the race is on to finish second in the overall standings, a position currently held by Dovizioso but with Valentino Rossi snapping at his heels.
Coming off the back of a third-placed finish at the Australian MotoGP last week, the Italian is hoping that he can repeat his past stellar performances at the Sepang International Circuit on Sunday.
Dovizioso acknowledged that Ducati typically performs well at Sepang, telling a press conference: "It's really good, this track for me."
But he was not taking victory, and the runner-up spot, for granted, and said that everything could depend on the weather conditions.