Marc Marquez said fifth position
The pilot CatalunyaCaixa finishes fifth in the Italian Grand Prix and leads the World Cup with 34 points ahead of second placed
Marc Marquez finished fifth in the Italian Grand Prix, a race that has not been found comfortable with the development of his bike. Thinking about the Championship, the pilot has chosen not to risk CatalunyaCaixa and achieved 11 valuable points for the standings, headed to 34-point lead over second-placed Pol Espargaró, tied with Andrea Iannone.
The CatalunyaCaixa, who started from the front row, especially in the second position, made a great start, ranking leader until lap four, when it was surpassed by Tom Lüthi. A surprising Takaaki Nakagami has joined in the front group and Iannone have played together as a group, as usual, the first leg of the race. In Ecuador on the test, Espargaró joined them, forming a group of five riders at the head of the race. But on lap 15, when Marc ranked third, the CX has suffered a scare that made him drop to fifth. Throughout the entire weekend, the pilot of Cervera has made good times aboard his Suter, however, never found comfortable with the configuration of your mount. That's why, cleverly, and not wanting to risk one iota, Marc has managed to be cold and thinking about the championship, the pilot CatalunyaCaixa has secured fifth place, crossing the finish line behind Iannone, Espargaró, Luthi and Bradley Smith.
With the Grand Prix today, "the proof of 9", the World Cup comes to Ecuador. Last year, after defeating nine races, the pilot CatalunyaCaixa was second in the overall standings to 47 points first classified. Now leads the championship with 34 points ahead of second.
Soon the Cervera hold three days of testing at the circuit of Portimao (Portugal) on days 23, 24 and 25 July in which he and his team prepare the Indianapolis Grand Prix, held on August 19 U.S..
Marc Marquez CatalunyaCaixa pilot, 5th ranked in the Italian Grand Prix, the 3796 winner, 1 st overall with 163 points:
"We're not satisfied. Best of all is that we scored 11 points, because in a moment of the race I saw on the floor. We have suffered enough, we must be honest. We've been all weekend saving furniture. From the first lap I noticed excessive bounce, unusual, because yesterday he did not. I tried to drive smoother and more aggressive, and all forms remained. After being almost fell twice, I thought about the World Championship and the final score 11 points better than none. "
Emili Alzamora, Team Manager:
"This weekend has been a bit complicated. Marc was not comfortable despite having made good records over the two days of testing. Today, in the 'warm up' we have also tested some solutions that have not worked and also in career wins' chattering thus, could not do what he has done. One of the most important points to keep in mind is that Marc has learned to be conservative when the bike is not ready. In a category as matched as this you need to know to make a fourth or fifth place and stay off the podium if you want to fight for the championship. Now we have a break in the coming weeks and take the opportunity to make a three-day test at Portimao where we will try, along with technicians Suter, provide all means and have a little more stability. "