Álex Márquez fought back well on race day to claim a solid points finish in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuito de Jerez. Starting from the eighth row, the LCR Honda CASTROL rider battled hard throughout his first home race of the 2022 MotoGP season and eventually claimed a respectable 13th position.
The Spaniard looked impressive in the warm-up session as he went 11th fastest and got away to a good start as he made up six places on the opening lap of the race. He’d moved into the points positions by lap five and then showed good consistency to consolidate 13th spot, finishing just ahead of compatriot Maverick Viñales.
Álex Márquez – 13th “It was a difficult race coming right from the back, but we made a good start on the outside of the track. Later on, I tried to recover positions and gave 100 percent and towards the finish I did better and better. I’m happy with the step we made today, we made a mistake yesterday with the set-up and we need to focus on that. But it was a positive weekend and now we have an important test, so we’ll focus and try to keep going like we did today in the race.”