Marc Márquez places seventh and scores points at Misano

 In MotoGP, News

The twelfth round of the MotoGP season at the Misano Circuit Marco Simoncelli ended with contrasting results for the Repsol Honda Team.

From ninth on the grid, Marc Márquez made a good start, gaining two positions before reaching the first corner. During the 27-lap contest, the Repsol Honda Team rider moved up to sixth and was approaching the Top 5.

After maintaining a constant pace, he crossed the finish line seventh and was able to score 9 points.

Joan Mir started the race in Misano from 22nd on the grid. He competed well on the opening laps, gaining positions and increasing his pace steadily. However, when eleven laps had been completed, he suffered a crash that took him out of the race.

Tomorrow the Repsol Honda team will have a full day of testing at the Italian track. The next event will be held in India, at the new Buddh circuit, on the weekend of September 22nd to 24th.

Marc Márquez

“For me, this was the best race of the year alongside Le Mans. It’s my best Sunday of the season, I took the maximum that was available and passed our target. Our rhythm was very good until the soft rear option dropped a little bit at the end – but this is normal. In the end I was able to have some good battle with the Aprilia riders and Marini. The objective is to keep this going in the coming races. Before that we have an important test for the future, a first taste of what 2024 could hold. I’m looking forward to seeing how the bike will be with my riding style and then beginning to work with the engineers.”

Joan Mir

“I wasn’t able to make a great start to the race honestly, but I was able to overtake more riders than yesterday so there was an improvement in that area. When Pirro and Miller crashed, I had to avoid them and lost some more time here as well as the positions I had gained. Then the next lap, I crashed in that same corner. Again, we are focusing on the positive points and the fact that we made some steps. Tomorrow we switch into our 2024 mindset and start working on the future.”

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