The Repsol Honda team remains strong
Álex Márquez finished his second race in the points zone after Marc's retirement, who did not want to risk after Tuesday’s surgery.
The Red Bull Grand Prix of Andalusia had a main protagonist: Marc Márquez. After the brutal fall during his spectacular comeback in the last GP, the Repsol Honda rider had surgery that same Tuesday. Against all the odds, the Cervera rider appeared at the circuit of Jerez to compete. His presence in the practice session got all the attention, but in Q1 his body said enough, the 93 entered boxes and he never came back to the track to qualify for the Q2. Everything seemed to be against the Repsol Honda team, but Àlex fall in the Q1 was still missing. Luckily, he returned walking to the box and he was able to start the next day from the 21st position.
A strange Sunday started for the team. Marc Márquez was definitely out, he had to recover from his humerus surgery despite his titanic attempt to fight for the points. His brother started from the last positions and the extremely high temperature on the track, which reached 63º Celsius. The cold mind of the little brother from Cervera allowed him to align himself as the only representative of the team and show the reason for his signing with a perfect start.
Álex avoided getting in contact with other drivers and stayed away from the delicate positions, recovering a total of 7 positions on his first lap. The Repsol Honda rookie found his rhythm and climbed to the eighth position, increasing his advantage as the best rookie of the year and achieving his first top ten race.
The Repsol Honda team must recover from an unexpected championship start. Two weeks remain for the next GP in Brno (Czech Republic), held on the weekend of 7 to 9 of August. The Cervera brothers will take advantage of these days of rest to heal themselves and prepare to return stronger than ever.
Forward Racing Team sneaks into the Top 10
The Forward Racing Team ends its time in Jerez with the first Top 10, led by Stefano Manzi and his MV Agusta. The Italian started from 19th position on the Moto2 grid but, his growth at the controls and the desire for good results, allowed him to cross the finish line in ninth position. An excellent result for the team, which slightly compensated the technical problems that forced Simone Corsi to quit on the 19th lap. We will see you again at the next GP in the Czech Republic from 7 to 9 of August.