Heartbreak for Alex Marquez who failed to finish his first race of the year while hunting a third podium finish.
Alex Marquez made a steady start to the second race in Aragon, avoiding several incidents ahead of him as his hard front tyre got up to temperature. Lapping in the low 1’48s, the hunt was on as the MotoGP rookie picked his way through the field. Johann Zarco briefly put up a fight, but the RC213V soon found its way through as the podium loomed. Pushing hard, Alex was working to catch Mir when he lost the front at Turn 2, ending his race on lap 14. While the end was bitterly disappointing, Alex again showed incredible pace and potential as he cut his way through the field.
The final push of the 2020 MotoGP World Championship resumes at the Valencia circuit on November 06, kicking off the last triple-header of the year. It looks set to be an intense end to 2020, the MotoGP World Championship still wide open.
Alex Márquez, DNF: “It was completely my mistake; I lost some time with Zarco and Mir was escaping and I was probably pushing too hard to catch him. I was thinking about the podium a bit too much today because I really think we had the pace, but we need to remember to always be patient. It was another rookie mistake but we should be proud of the weekend and these three races in a row overall. Two podiums and a strong weekend here fighting. We have made good progress but stay realistic, be calm and see what our target is. I want to say thank you again to the Repsol Honda Team for their work.”