Rins and Marquez fight for victory until the last lap
Alex Rins finished second and teammate Alex Marquez fifth in a tight final lap. Both goal have entered less than 1 second behind the winner, Luis Salom.Great performance from the Repsol riders in the Grand Prix of Italy of Moto3. In a rapid and dramatic race, with numerous overtaking featuring six drivers who have fought for the lead of the race, Rins and Marquez have demonstrated a high level in the complicated Italian track. The race started with Viñales and Folger impose a strong pace, which has quickly made a group of six stand out over the rest of the pack. The Spanish and German have been joined Rins, Marquez, Salom and Oliveira. The 20-lap race have been a succession of continuous overtaking among pilots of this group. Five laps to go, Folger has been left off the hook, while the rest were still ahead lap after lap. Rins Salom and have put a little distance through on the last lap and it was clear that victory would be up to them both. Behind, Viñales, Oliveira and Marquez fought on the last lap for third place on the podium. Finally, the victory went to Salom, with Rins entering 99 thousandths of fellow. Viñales was third, fourth Oliveira and a brilliant Alex Marquez, in his first visit to the Alpine route, has achieved fifth place going to 62 thousandths of Oliveira. After this result, Rins takes hold in the third position and reduces the difference with the first, Viñales, 25 points. In turn, Alex Marquez is consolidated as rookie of the year and placed fifth overall. Álex Rins 2 º to 0.099 sec. "We are very pleased, because for this weekend has cost us more about other great prizes. With the passage of the workouts have been improving and, thankfully, in the race I felt very good.'ve Tried not to get first lot times, not to stop the group and also to prevent tire wear. The only thing an action has been improved in the last corner, I've been too long and I could not follow the trail of [Luis] Salom.'m not saying that would have won, but I could have tried. So we are very happy with this second place and I would like to thank the support team, especially when things are not going well. " Alex Marquez 5 ° to 0.819 sec. "It was a nice race and fun. Did not expect to be so close to the leading group, but I made a very good start and there has been the key. Afterwards I've been a little behind with [Miguel] Oliveira we have slipstream thanks to catch them. During the last laps I lacked a bit of aggressiveness, as all have tightened a lot and I struggled to follow. Overall I have to be happy to be my first race at this track. We are learning and this is most important. Today we shot with the fastest group and this allowed us to see and learn many things. Now we have to evaluate the experience of this race, especially in the closing stages to implement it in the next Grand Prix, as in Montmelo, a track I like a lot.