Marc Márquez: “This podium has to be another boost of motivation”

Joan Mir: “We have been able to show more of our potential”


The Spanish MotoGP rider Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda), third this Saturday in the Indian Grand Prix sprint race, has assured that the podium achieved at the Buddh International Circuit should be “another boost of motivation” for what remainder of season.

“It is a very important day and, of course, with good feelings. I have been there with the group, pushing and driving very well. I have had to risk a lot, especially at the end to defend myself and I set my fastest lap on the last lap “, he said in statements provided by his team.

Furthermore, the man from Cervera was satisfied with having been able to “be consistent and drive well.” “It’s the most important thing. Doing it again tomorrow will be more difficult, but we have to enjoy this moment and get another boost of motivation from it. I want to thank the Repsol Honda team and HRC for their continued efforts,” he said.

For his part, his teammate Joan Mir, fifth in the fight for pole and who did not manage to finish the sprint, considers that they have had “a very solid Saturday.” “We have achieved our best grid position of the year and we have continued to ride at the front,” he said.

“We started the race well and in the first laps everything was going well and I felt very good on the bike. Unfortunately, I made a mistake and crashed shortly after, which was a shame because it would have been fantastic to bring “This is a good result for the team. Even so, we have been able to show more of our potential and we will try to finish the work we started today in the main race on Sunday,” he concluded.