Marc Márquez: “It’s my best Sunday of the season, I’ve made the most of it”

Joan Mir: “Honestly, I haven’t been able to make a great start”


The Spanish rider Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) described this Sunday as “the best of the season” thanks to his seventh place in the MotoGP race of the San Marino Grand Prix, the twelfth round of the Motorcycle World Championship, having “taken the maximum” on the Misano circuit.

“This has been the best race of the year along with Le Mans. It is my best Sunday of the season, I have done my best and achieved the goal. Our pace was very good until the soft rear option dropped a little at the end, but this is normal,” Márquez declared to the Repsol Honda team’s official media.

“In the end I was able to maintain a good dispute with the Aprilia riders and with Marini. The objective is to continue like this in the next races. Before we have an important test for the future, a first preview of what 2024 can bring,” he added. the Cervera pilot.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what the bike will be like with my riding style and then starting to work with the engineers,” said Márquez finally, who maintained a constant pace until crossing the finish line seventh and thus adding nine points in the MootoGP World Championship.


His teammate, Joan Mir, suffered a crash when 11 laps had been completed and was out of the race. “Honestly, I haven’t been able to make a great start, but I have been able to overtake more drivers than yesterday; so there has been an improvement in that aspect,” he commented on the matter.

“When Pirro and Miller fell, I had to avoid them and I lost a little more time, as well as the positions I had gained. Then, on the next lap, I fell in the same corner,” Mir stressed.

“Again, we focus on the positive points and the fact that we have taken some steps. Tomorrow we will switch to our 2024 mentality and start working on the future,” concluded the Mallorcan driver.