Marc Márquez finished second in the Spanish Grand Prix, held in Jerez. The Cervera rider crossed the finish line behind his teammate Dani Pedrosa, winner of the 3,000th GP since the start of the World Championship in 1949, which is also the 100th victory of Repsol Honda. With this result, after four races, Marc is 4 points behind the MotoGP leader, Valentino Rossi.
Marc Márquez: “I’m happy with the second place here at Jerez, a track that isn’t among my favourites, and having been able to be competitive and fight at a high level is very positive. Dani was really fast, as he has been over the whole weekend, in the wet and the dry. We got closer and closer session after session, but it was difficult to keep his pace.
I tried to push, to put pressure on him, but even before the race I knew that Dani is very strong here. He’s also very good when conditions are really warm, because for me the front tyre is too soft; I mean, I chose the harder option today but even that was too soft for me. I tried to manage during the entire race, and I pushed. In the end I had a few risky moments, so I checked where Valentino and Viñales were and said to myself, Okay, second place is fine.
I’m very happy with the result, to be just four points off the top and to be back in the battle for the Championship. The classification is very close and things are going to be very interesting. We must keep working as we’ve done so far. I dedicate this good result to my mom as it is Mother’s Day”.