Marquez smelling blood in title race

Marc Marquez believes he has a chance to make up some ground in the 2017 MotoGP riders' standings this weekend.

The MotoGP circus stops off at the Sachsenring in Germany, a circuit where defending champion Marquez has enjoyed much success. In fact, the Spaniard has won on the last four outings at the Sachsenring.

Marquez, who is currently fourth in the riders' standings, is just 11 points behind leader Andrea Dovizioso and is coming off a third place at Assen.  

"I look forward to going to the Sachsenring, a circuit that has proven to be good for us in the past," the 24-year-old told

"Of course we'll have to wait and see how things go, as the track has been resurfaced and we know it can be quite different, starting with the grip, which will probably be higher compared to recent years.

"We must remain concentrated in order to be able to manage every situation as well as possible, like we did in Assen. In any case, it's a circuit that I like and where I'll try to be stronger. We're just 11 points from Dovizioso at the top, and that's good. 

"This championship is really open, and we must keep calm and keep working hard to be better and better in the coming races."