Podium for Marc Márquez at home

The pilot ends CatalunyaCaixa third in the Grand Prix of Catalunya and is second overall, just two points behind first-placed Race Direction imposes a penalty of one minute at Cervera, canceled by the FIM later

Marc Marquez has now achieved his fourth podium of the season after completing a day marked by the incident, with three laps to finish the race and in turn 10 at the Circuit de Catalunya, between the pilot and Pol Espargaró CatalunyaCaixa.The pilot has CatalunyaCaixa a great race, very few fought against militant Andrea Iannone and Thomas Luthi. From the pole, Marc has made a good start, reaching the first position into the first corner but the extreme competitiveness of Moto2 has fallen once again apparent. Iannone, who started fourth, and Dominique Aegerter, sixth, have advanced to the pilot CatalunyaCaixa, which together with Toni Elias and Thomas Luthi front were the first group.A group that is rapidly reduced by three riders: Marquez, Iannone and Luthi, which were swapping positions. The pilot CatalunyaCaixa has come to the lead on three occasions around 8, 15 and 16 - in a relentless struggle with the Italian and Swiss Luthi. With three laps to finish the race, Marquez had a touch with Pol Espargaró when Cervera was recovering after the traced line to regain control of his mount, who moments before had seemed irretrievable. Marc, with all his energy put in to save the situation, did not see the Granollers and could do nothing to prevent the touch.After the incident, the pilot CatalunyaCaixa, learned to stay calm and by the Italian rider Iannone and Swiss Luthi, kept the rhythm without losing concentration and finally crossed the finish line in third place.So, with 86 points, just two of the overall leader, Luthi, the CX pilot stood second overall. But a one minute penalty imposed by Race Direction, condemned him in the standings. Marquez was placed in the 23 th position and was fourth overall with 70 points, but a later claim team Repsol CatalunyaCaixa made the FIM canceled the previous sanction. Thus, Marc regains third place in the Catalan Grand Prix and second place in the overall standings.Marc Marquez CatalunyaCaixa pilot, 3rd place Grand Prix of Catalunya, the 1137 winner, 2 nd overall with 86 points:"It was a race in which we fought a lot. Perhaps we did not have the best setup, but we have been fighting a lot and we did a good job. I felt very comfortable behind Iannone, but has been ready and obviously I tried to brake. I decided to bet it in the closing laps, but when I had three I made a small mistake and then I have played with Pol [Espargaró]. I feel for him and I apologize, I hope that was not hurt, because I knew that had fallen through. I have noticed a touch, but I have not seen, and I do not carry mirrors and I can not see what goes on behind. "Emilio Alzamora, Team Manager:"It was a difficult weekend since the first practice on Friday the development of the bike was not right and that somewhat delayed our work ahead of Sunday's race. The team has done a great job and was able to resolve these small misalignments in the face of the second day yesterday. In the 'warm up', Iannone has awakened and has been very competitive throughout the race. The race was well fought. Regarding the penalty, we as a team, we have seen fit to make a claim because they did not share the decision of the Race Direction. Later, we were but the most important reason is that Pol has emerged unscathed after the incident and is one hundred percent ahead of the next race. "