DIFFICULT RACE FOR MÁRQUEZ IN MUGELLO
The Repsol Honda rider had quite a challenging time at the Italian Grand Prixtoday. Marc Márquez struggled to manage front-tyre life for the entire race and settled for bringing home 10 solid points, finishing in sixth place.
Heading to the next race in Catalunya in just one week’s time, Marc is fourth in the Championship on 68 points (37 points behind leader Viñales).
Marc Márquez: “I started the race strong because I knew the first laps were important, so I tried to fight. At first I was able to do it, but after a while I started struggling with the front tyre in the corners, and I was also getting caught on the straight by the others. We chose the medium front spec because we knew that with the hard option, which I felt better with, we wouldn’t have finished the race. In fact, with the hard front option being asymmetric, in this case the medium spec was harder on the right side than the hard spec, and the Mugello track stresses the right side more. But at a certain point, I started feeling I was struggling too much in the corners, so I decided to stay there and not risk crashing. The situation allowed us to finish sixth. This is an up-and-down championship, so we must keep working hard and look to improve.”Back to news