Marc Márquez finished in sixth position in the Italian Grand Prix of MotoGP. After the start, the Cervera rider placed fourth. Márquez finished third in the second lap and crossed the finish line sixth, only 83 thousandths from fifth place. After the Mugello race, the Repsol Honda rider is in fourth place in the overall standings with 68 points, 37 points behind the leader.
Marc Márquez: “I started the race strong because I knew the first laps were important, so I tried to fight. At first I was able to do it, but after a while I started struggling with the front tyre in the corners, and I was also getting caught on the straight by the others. We chose the medium front spec because we knew that with the hard option, which I felt better with, we wouldn’t have finished the race. In fact, with the hard front option being asymmetric, in this case the medium spec was harder on the right side than the hard spec, and the Mugello track stresses the right side more. But at a certain point, I started feeling I was struggling too much in the corners, so I decided to stay there and not risk crashing. The situation allowed us to finish sixth. This is an up-and-down championship, so we must keep working hard and look to improve”.