Márquez placing second, having battled for the win until the last corner.
The current MotoGP World Champion remained in a front group which involved up to eight riders, and featured constant overtaking moves from Andrea Dovizioso and Álex Rins.
“It was exactly the same as last year! I tried to push hard but here when you overtake you just run wide and you can’t keep the line. I tried to be there, to push a little and just be there until the end. I’m very happy with these 20 points because normally we struggle here and this weekend especially we worked a lot. We changed some things that meant I couldn’t push like I normally do in braking. But we finished the race and take good points.“