LCR Honda CASTROL rider Alex Márquez battled hard throughout to claim a points finish in Sunday’s Grand Prix of Italy at Mugello. The Spaniard eventually finished in 14th position at the scenic Tuscan venue as he gave his all in his team’s home race.
Departing from the sixth row of the grid, Alex made the fast getaway he was looking for as he made up five positions to climb into 13th by the end of the opening lap. Although he was unable to make further progress, he hung in well to see the chequered flag, holding off the factory Ducati of Jack Miller on the final lap.
Alex Márquez – 14th : “Overall, it wasn’t a bad weekend for us, we know that we need to improve more, but in our situation it’s not a bad weekend. We were P14, fighting for P13, I gave 100% on every lap and was trying to be focused and intense right from the first moment. We want more, I definitely want more, we are still missing the pace of the front guys. But this race was better than the other races. We take the positives from here and we now go to my home GP in Barcelona, it’s a track that I really like. We’ll be there next week, motivated, giving our all at my home GP. Last, I’d like to thank to my team for their work this weekend.”