Álex Márquez fought hard to finish just outside the top 10 at the Grand Prix of Catalunya on Sunday. Competing at his home GP, the LCR Honda CASTROL rider produced a consistent display to take the chequered flag in 11th position at round seven of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship.
A three-time winner at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit, the Spaniard had to battle with his bike throughout as he again suffered with the grip issues that dogged him all weekend. Starting from 20th on the grid, Álex made up places as a number his rivals failed to finish and was eventually able to claim five more championship points. He will now hope to make further progress in Monday’s test session at the same venue.
#73 Álex Márquez (11th)
“P11, we got some points and finished the race which is always important. I’m not really happy because our pace was not bad, but for the last 10 laps I didn’t feel good enough with the bike. Anyway, I gave 100% to finish as best as possible for me and obviously for the team. Now, we need to look forward and keep going and be positive for the test tomorrow. Hopefully, we can solve some problems and be faster.”