Álex Márquez claimed his first points in LCR colours with a fine eighth place at the Portuguese Grand Prix. The LCR Honda CASTROL rider capped a consistent weekend at Portimao with an impressive ride in Sunday’s race to get his 2021 World Championship campaign up and running in earnest.
Starting from 13th on the grid, the Spaniard lost some positions in the early exchanges, but fought back strongly. Having climbed into the top 10, Márquez ended the race chasing down his brother Marc, eventually settling for eighth behind his sibling as he delivered on the promise shown during free practice and qualifying.
Álex Márquez (8th): “P8 is good. Good points for the championship, but also for the team as they did an amazing job during the Qatar tests and the Qatar races, but we were not able to finish those races. Finishing the race today was the main target. We know we can still improve, but in general I think we can be happy and proud of what we did today. Hopefully, this is the beginning of something good and we can now keep getting better and better. I want to thank my team for all the work during the Portuguese GP. We’ll now focus on Jerez after some time to recharge batteries.”