Repsol Honda Team rider conclude Spanish Grand Prix 3rd and leading the World Championship by 17 points.
The fourth round of the MotoGP World Championship ended with a positive result for the Repsol Honda Team rider, with Marc Marquez placed on the podium to pick up important points for the overall standings. On the second lap, Marquez passed his teammate and the positions remained the same until the chequered flag was waved. Following the Spanish Grand Prix, Marquez still leads the series with 82 points.
Marc Marquez: “Honestly, today Valentino [Rossi] was on another level, like I was in Austin, and the most important thing is that today we accepted finishing third in the race. I learned a lot from last year and I didn’t want to make a mistake. I was very focused from the start and I tried to ride strongly and stay with Jorge [Lorenzo], but I could tell that with the higher track temperatures – 11º C higher than yesterday – it was very difficult for me to manage the front tyre well. I almost crashed several times, so in the end I made a difficult decision in front of our fans, as we preferred to secure 16 points that will be very positive at the end of the season, which is very long. We must have patience until we take a step further with the bike’s acceleration and find something else that allows us to fight for the win.”