Dr. Marc Marquez again in Estoril
The rider CatalunyaCaixa adds his second win of the season in the Grand Prix of Portugal The Cervera is consolidated in the World Cup lead with 9 points ahead of second placed
The pilot CatalunyaCaixa Marc Marquez has achieved today his second win of the season at the Grand Prix of Portugal, his ninth victory in Moto2 and the 19th of his career. An electrifying victory, tachycardia, memorable. The Cervera, who started from pole position, has been imposed in a fiercely competitive race after passing, in a final round of stroke, Pol Espargaró, who was second. With today's result, that of Cervera and has 12 consecutive races without leaving the podium.
The pilot CatalunyaCaixa has made a good start, very clean and clear. In the second round, Thomas Luthi, who started second, has been at the forefront of the race, ahead of Marc, who has taken the start of the race calmly. On lap 9, Johann Zarco has beaten Marquez, who has come to occupy the 4th position for some curves after Espargaró also pass. Before starting the next turn, Cervera had already recovered the 3 rd position and has begun to close the gap on Espargaró (2 °). On lap 15, the pilot has made progress CX Pol and five laps later, he has also hunted Luthi. The Cervera returned to lead the race, followed by Espargaró, who barely separated by thousandths in step goal, leaving a little behind the Swiss.
And on the last lap duel was electric, with a give and take of up to six overtaking the two pilots, with a touch of fairings included. In the end, a shock of Pol at the entrance to the chicane, has allowed the escape of Marc, who crossed the finish line at 1,987 seconds difference Espargaró
Marquez added, so, his second win of the season and his third consecutive podium after his victory in Tasting and second place finish at Jerez last weekend. The pilot CatalunyaCaixa consolidates and leading the World Cup overall standings with 70 points, 9 ahead of Espargaró in second.
Marc says goodbye to the best shape of his talisman circuit, where he debuted in the World Cup in 2008 and which in 2010 achieved one of the most epic victories in the history of motorcycling. World moves to Le Mans, where he will be held May 20th Grand Prix of France.
Marc Marquez CatalunyaCaixa pilot, winner of the Grand Prix of Portugal, 44'04 .086, 1 overall with 70 points:
"It was a difficult race since the beginning Luthi has drawn strong trying to break the group. I knew we would come at the end with very worn tires, so I went quietly. There was a moment that has happened Zarco also Pol [Espargaró] and it looked like I was back, but I managed to stay calm and start climbing, because I knew I had rhythm. With ten laps I decided to wait for the next five behind them, to recover a little, and then I have decided first to try to open a hole. Pol has reacted very well and we've played all on the last lap, which was like the 125cc, passing on each curve. I knew he braked hard and had to use my strengths, and has been a nice final lap, which could have won either, but in the end we managed well. "
Emili Alzamora, Team Manager:
"We are pleased with the work that Marc has performed throughout the entire weekend. We knew that Iannone, Luthi and Pol would thereby escape there would be a complicated task. In addition, we have not been able to give a top speed that Marc deserved. There have been a clue that Marc could not escape. Marc again be in great form, and is demonstrating its robustness. Now we make two or three races with the asphalt completely dry, because during the preseason we could not evolve Suter. "