Podium for Marc at home race

Marc Márquez finished second at Montmeló circuit behind Italian Andrea Dovizioso, achieving a new podium at the Catalunya Grand Prix. The Repsol Honda rider is third in the overall MotoGP standings with 88 points, with Maverick Viñales (111 p) second and Dovizioso (104 p) third.

Marc Márquez: “I’m really happy with how this weekend ended because with five crashes, four on Staurday and one on Sunday, the situation was quite tough mentally. Anyway, my team helped me a lot to regain confidence in myself and in the bike.

Before the race I said to myself that I was the same Marc as last year and that my style is to always keep pushing and never give up, something I think makes the difference sometimes. So I started the race with victory as a target. At the start I was really lucky when Petrucci hit me, as the contact was completely lateral; otherwise it would have been a disaster. From then on I tried to remain focused and calm and when I finally passed Dani for second place, I tried to push to close on Dovi. In a couple of laps I realized that I couldn’t, that today was Dovi’s day, so I settled for second.

The Championship is kind of a rollercoaster so we don’t really know what to expect from race to race. We must only think about ourselves, keep the concentration high, and try and give 100%”.