Marc takes victory to move closer to MotoGP title

Marc Márquez wins race full of spectacular overtaking in the Australian GP. Repsol Honda rider scored his sixth win of the season and heads to the Malaysian Grand Prix with a 33-point lead over Andrea Dovizioso in the overall standings. Marc has 9 podiums from the last 10 races, and one more victory than last year, when he was crowned MotoGP World Champion.

Marc Márquez: “It was such an amazing race, I think we put on a fantastic show for the fans! I’m very happy, as I knew that today was important. Dovi was struggling a little this weekend, while I was feeling really good on the bike and had to make the best of it.

When the race started I was thinking I had to stay calm and manage the tyres, but then Zarco hit me and I realized it was going to be a battle. I was in a group of fighters. I knew I had to push and defend, but also to attack. So I just tried to control the situation and then, with around eight laps to go, I just gave it my all. I pushed really hard for three or four laps and that was it.

I’m happy with the win of course, but even more with going to Malaysia with a 33-point advantage!”