Álex Márquez ready for manic Mugello battle
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS riders Franco Morbidelli and Álex Márquez are primed for an intense battle in tomorrow’s 21-lap Italian Moto2 Grand Prix at the magnificent Mugello track in Tuscany.
Morbidelli and Márquez were just over 0.4s off pole man Sam Lowes but an extremely close qualifying session meant the pair will start alongside each other on the fifth row of the grid for the sixth round of this year’s World Championship campaign.
Márquez was left to reflect on what might have been after he went into qualifying confident of achieving a top 10 result following a promising performance in practice.
His personal best of 1.52.399 was only 0.005s behind Morbidelli, but the Spaniard is determined to deliver a strong challenge for the top 10 tomorrow.
Álex Márquez: 14th – 1.52’399
“Qualifying in 14th place is not the position I expected but this track is good for overtaking, so I think we can recover a lot in the race. I’m happy with my rhythm and all weekend I have been making very good practice starts, so I must make sure I start strong again tomorrow. I am still optimistic that I can take my first top 10 finish of the season tomorrow and that is what I will be pushing at 100% to achieve.”
Source – Team Estrella Galicia