MotoGP Catalunya J3: courage, desire and suffering, Alex Márquez (Honda / 10) was worthy of his great Marc

Alex Márquez bravely defended the honor of his family, whose icon is his older brother Marc, in a Grand Prix of Catalonia where he put his name at the head of the Honda drivers’ hierarchy at the end of the race. A supremacy of the blood of Cervera but with a high price. Because Àlex Márquez was not training after his severe fall from FP4 on Saturday, mainly due to a concussion. Starting last, he returns with a top 10, not without commenting on the official driver Pol Espargaró who was last in the same competition …

Àlex Márquez is happy to have finished a race that describes how ” long and hard “, with this noble feeling of a job well done like that of having been worthy of the fame of a great name in Honda: that of signal. His first satisfaction came from the doctors on Sunday morning who declared him fit to run. Starting last, he had nothing to lose and chose the soft tire option which turned out to be wise. He explains: ” physically, he had no limitations, I felt good, maybe without energy since yesterday’s fall, but I felt good from the first to the last lap. At least I was able to have some fun with the audience and the fans, and finish the race giving 100% “.

On his technical choices, he adds: ” the position is not bad, but the sensations were not very good. It was normal for the software to crash a little earlier than the others. There was a lot of difference, and the front also deteriorated a lot on the right side. In the last seven laps it was almost impossible to drive. Finally, in the last bends, it was windy. It was not the best race in sensations “. And it ends: we kept the essentials, but we ended up far away. We need to improve a lot. On Monday we have a very important test, we have to keep pushing and insisting “.

Àlex Márquez: I think Marc gave me strength after the fall on Saturday

But this Grand Prix of Catalonia also included human aspects. So about your brand partner Taka Nakagamicondemned to hatred after his accident at the exit which resulted in the loss of Weather in Bagnaia and of rinse : ” we are human. The ‘Taka’ is quite normal in a first turn, it is super difficult to calculate the braking, and here you get very fast. Driving behind these motorcycles, you can’t imagine what the alarm clock does, and when the slope absorbs you, you can’t do anything. Departures are getting faster and faster, before the 0-100 was done in 2.7 or 2.8 seconds, and now we are at 2.2. We go faster and faster and the circuits stay small, which creates more driver errors. “.

There was also the error ofAleix Espargaro : ” Aleix’s can happen, with the adrenaline, run home, you want the race to end, you’re on the podium … it can happen, it’s a shame it happened, and we almost took it. These are things that can happenhas happened in the past with Julian Simón, with Rins, with many pilots, it will surely happen again “.

Indulgent with Aleix and Taka, Àlex Márquez is more serious towards Pol Espargaro… ” I stepped forward in Pol, I don’t need to slow down, I don’t know exactly what happened to him, he wasn’t accelerating … something strange he says. Contract KTM do you already consider maybe? In this Grand Prix of Catalonia, Nakagami how Bradl fell and Pol Espargaro last finish. The top six points recovered Àlex Márquez Therefore, they are welcome on the eve of a test day where you can ask who will own the bike Marc Márquez in evaluation. Because Nakagami he should rest after his accident.

Alex Marquez, LCR Honda Castrol, Monster Energy of Catalonia Grand Prix

Catalan MotoGP Race: classification

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