MADRID, March 6. (Royals Blue) –
The Spanish MotoGP rider Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) was satisfied with fifth place this Sunday at the Qatar Grand Prix, the first round of the World Championship, despite the fact that he will always want to “win”, with “realistic” objectives and without more pace to fight.
“You always want more, you want to be on the podium and even win. But I already said it, I try to have realistic goals and finishing here in the top five is a good result. It is a circuit that has always cost me; it is the first GP,” he said in statements provided by his team.
The one from Cervera, who started third in Losail, found himself with a fast race that he couldn’t follow the lead. “It was a very fast race, I didn’t expect it to be so fast. I tried to keep up the pace, but I couldn’t; I was suffering from both the front and the back,” he said.
“Having a fast teammate who feels good on this bike helps us keep pushing. We’ve taken points for the championship and that’s part of the experience, because when you’re suffering you don’t have to throw everything away”, He added about the third place of his teammate Pol Espargaró.
Márquez insisted on seeing the debut as positive. “I had a good race and I also feel very good physically, which is very important. In a bad circuit we have been fifth, so we have to push and improve, because four riders have been faster than me,” he concluded.