Rins and Marquez fight back for victory
Alex Rins finishes third and teammate Alex Marquez, fifth in a career marked by a group of five who has fought for the win until the final corner.
Álex Rins and Álex Márquez have returned to be protagonists in the Dutch Grand Prix. Both Repsol riders have kept their chances of victory until the last lap of an intense career that has seen a new victory for Luis Salom. The two wards of Emilio Alzamora have been part of the group of five riders, along with Salom, Viñales and Oliveira, who has fought for victory until the checkered flag. These five drivers have land in between from virtually the first turn. Distancing themselves from the rest of the pack, turns watching each have complemented each other, and sometimes making overtaking very on edge. Rins has gotten away mid-race and enjoy a lead of just over a second and a half, but after a few spins his attempt to go solo has been aborted by their peers. Finally, the victory would be a heads-up in the closing laps. And so it proved. Despite leading the race to reach both Rins like Marquez, has finally been Salom the winner, followed by Viñales and Rins. Alex Marquez has had to settle for fifth. After this result, Rins strengthens its third position in the overall standings and fifth Marquez. Álex Rins 3rd-0.282 sec. "It was a very difficult race. At first we made a good start and that has allowed us seconds. During the first laps I tried to escape and I managed to distance myself a second and half of the rest. But as we saw in training Maverick [Viñales] I had better rhythm and finally caught me. From that moment the fight started with Salom, Oliveira and Márquez, with overtaking very abrupt, but that's racing. At the end we achieved a third place that is a good result for us because in every race we've finished on the podium. Hopefully we can finish all the remaining Grands Prix the same and follow this path, that is right. " Álex Márquez 5 ° to 0.416 sec. "The podium is very little escaped. Has been quite a tough race, and at first I did not feel entirely comfortable with the bike as I had grip problems behind when accelerating. Little by little I gained confidence and I was able to catch Álex [Rins] that had escaped. At the end, I knew it was the last lap until we came to the slow curve back. At that time the world has me up and I could not do anything.'m happy with the result today, and we have fought for victory until the last lap. We can be very satisfied with our first time in Assen, and now we just have to continue in this line that is correct. "