Marc Marquez, new leader of the World Championship
The pilot ends CatalunyaCaixa third in the Grand Prix of Great Britain The Cervera rises to the top position in the overall standings with six points clear of second placed
The pilot CatalunyaCaixa Marc Marquez is, again, the leader of the Moto2 World. After finishing third in the Grand Prix of Great Britain, Cervera has achieved in its fifth Silverstone podium of the season, the 30 th of his career. In a tough weekend, Marquez has been very competitive despite not having the best feelings in the saddle.
In the 'warm-up' this morning the team took a step forward, after intensive work carried out with coach Santi Hernandez. However, Marc did not turn out the desired feelings over his saddle and that hurt the performance of the pilot CatalunyaCaixa one of the most demanding circuits on the calendar.
After a good start, in which Marc has been in the 5th position, a first group of seven riders led the race at a pace below the power-pole position yesterday. The pilot CatalunyaCaixa has gained positions in the early laps, and after advancing to Andrea Iannone has reached the 3 rd position in the third turn. But the exchange of positions has again become a constant in today's test and from the 4 th position, Marquez has gone from strength further, reaching the 2nd position on lap 11. But a combative Scott Redding has spent two laps later. A duel which won its peak in the final laps of the sixth round of the season, in which the pilot has reached CatalunyaCaixa again the 2 nd place with four laps remaining. But Redding has been exceeded by last turn of heart attack, in which Marquez and the Briton have maintained a great duel, with successive advancements in between. The CX finally crossed the finish line in third place, behind Pol Espargaró and Redding, thus 16 valuable points to climb to the top of the standings.
Thus, the pilot CatalunyaCaixa farewell to Silverstone, where last year fell and left the British route to 82 points the winner, as the new overall leader. With 102 points with 6 leads to the second and third place, Pol Espargaró and Thomas Luthi, who are tied on points. The next challenge for Marc will be in two weeks, with the dispute of the Dutch Grand Prix in Assen, in "The Cathedral".
Marc Marquez CatalunyaCaixa pilot, 3rd place in the Grand Prix of Great Britain, the 1521 winner, 1 st overall with 102 points:
"Today has been very difficult. Seeing where we were yesterday, I think it's a great result. In the warm-up we have improved a bit, but we knew the race would suffer. We have seen that Kalex here were very thin and I decided to give one hundred percent in the race, staying calm and thinking of adding the maximum points for the championship. The race was a very high rate from the beginning and with Iannone and maybe if we had not bothered Redding, Pol [Espargaró] had not escaped. He went well, I have set before trying to catch up, but Redding has made me pass, so I think in the end we did a great job. Add 16 points in a circuit that has cost us both is very important, and I have to give special thanks to my team who have been working very hard all weekend, especially yesterday, they were working until two in the morning. "
Emilio Alzamora, Team Manager:
"This has been the most difficult weekend for Marc On the one hand, weather conditions, rain and wind did not help much, but another important factor has been the failure to finish to find the ideal set on this track that Marc would be comfortable with the bike. In addition, a defective exchange, jumped down when faced one of the fast corners of the circuit, made during practice yesterday, Marc went to the ground. All of these circumstances will face Marc has made today's race without having the bike ready. Even so, Santi Hernandez and Marc did a great job during the warm-up in the morning. We knew that the most aspired to the podium and today was even dating Marc has given these conditions the maximum and could add some points that are very important for the championship. Give thanks to the team yesterday were until two o'clock in the box ".