Just as yesterday’s sprint race, the first start was not the last one as a crash between Oliveira and Quartararo left no choice to race direction but to call for a red flag situation. It was not the best news for both standard bearers of Gresini Racing MotoGP as they had enjoyed a competitive start the first time out, especially Marquez, who went from 12th to 7th in a handful of turns.
After the restart, the new encounter was a lot more complicated for #73, who still did well in finishing in the points. Alex Marquez crossed the line in eighth place.
The Jerez weekend does not end here, with the one-day official test scheduled for tomorrow.
8th – ALEX MARQUEZ #73
“We must be happy: I never felt comfortable on the bike after yesterday’s crash and with today’s heat. Strangely enough we were losing a lot in the fast corners, which is usually my strong point, but the goal for today was to stay upright and earn more points. Between fourth and tenth in the championship we’re all very close and tomorrow’s test will be useful for learning a bit more about the bike and be readier for Le Mans.”