Impressive 8th place for Alex Marquez at wet #ThaiGP
LCR Honda CASTROL rider Álex Márquez produced a superb ride in wet conditions to take 8th position at Sunday’s Grand Prix of Thailand. The race was delayed by an hour due to a deluge of rain at Buriram and, when the action finally got underway, it was on a sodden track at the Chang International Circuit.
Álex made the most of his prowess in wet conditions to storm through the field in the opening stages, moving up into tenth by the end of the first lap. On lap six he had climbed into 5th and was chasing down brother Marc Márquez, but as the track dried out, he struggled to maintain his early rhythm and eventually settled for eighth after 25 tough laps.
Álex Márquez – 8th
We were really lucky because it started to rain during the Moto2 race. We knew at that moment we had an opportunity to do a good job and we did that. In the first few laps I was feeling really good, unfortunately the rain didn’t continue, because on a wet track we were really, really fast and I felt comfortable. As the track started to dry out, I suffered a lot and the race was a little bit too long. I’m happy for the team for this result, and we’ll keep going. We have three (races) to go and need to keep believing we can make a good result. Big thank you to all of them.