Another dramatic race saw a number of falls, but once again Álex Márquez showed his consistency to continue his perfect podium record with Marc Márquez once again fourth.
Rapid adaption to the new MotoGP 2020 video game saw Álex Márquez start on the middle of the front row for the 13-lap Red Bull Virtual GP of Spain with team-mate Marc Márquez further down the order than usual on the third row. Both were confident in their pace as the lights went out on the third virtual race of the year.
Able to make up several positions off the line, Marc Márquez found himself in and amongst the top five immediately. With Álex’s crash ahead, Marc was again battling for the podium and spent much of the race duking it out with Viñales. The pair were soon joined by Marc’s Repsol Honda Team team-mate and the reigning World Champion looked for an opening. Late antics with Petrucci saw Marquez drop back to fourth and collect strong points for the championship.
Leaving their home round with another podium and double-top five finish has the Repsol Honda Team pleased with the opening rounds of the virtual season.
Marc Márquez, 4th: “A pretty similar race to the Red Bull Ring, avoiding crashes and trying to take the podium. Congratulations to Álex for another podium, he has impressed a lot in these opening races. I feel myself getting better but still there’s those three or four guys who maybe have another step over me. A bit more time on the PlayStation should help me to make another step. I hope everyone who watched enjoyed, stay safe everyone!”