The Spanish rider Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) has assured that his victory this Sunday in the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix is ​​”much more important” than that achieved in the previous event in Austin, since they continue to “improve”, and that that’s “the best way” to end the season.

“This is a much more important victory than Austin’s. My goal was to get on the podium here or in Portimao, on a ‘correct’ circuit to end the season. And we have won,” he acknowledged in statements provided by his team.

In this sense, the one from Cervera recalled that “normally” they are not “strong” at Misano, but that this time they had a “super fast” race pace. “When Pecco started pushing, I honestly said ‘okay’ and I relaxed a bit, but then he fell. Fortunately he is fine and we have been able to take advantage of it, because he had all the advantage to win,” he said.

“We continue to improve and this is the best way to end the 2021 season as we prepare for 2022. When you look at the gap compared to the first race here, we have taken a step forward. I also want to give a big congratulations to Fabio on his title. , He has been incredible this year and he really deserves it. Today is his day, but I hope to fight with him again next year, “he concluded.

For his part, his teammate Pol Espargaró, second this Sunday, acknowledged that the result has been “incredible.” “I am very happy and content for the team. They have worked very hard this year, and especially the Japanese staff of our team have had a tough year away from home, so this result is for them. It is a team result and shows the work and progress that we have achieved and are achieving, “he said.

The one from Granollers explained that he was “quite tense” during the race. “I was focused on making sure that we could achieve this result for the team, but in the last laps everything has happened, Pecco has fallen, Miguel also and he had a warning of having exceeded the limits of the track. Today is a day for enjoy as a team, in a group. It has been a roller coaster this year, but this result shows what we can do with more knowledge of the motorcycle. Congratulations also to Quartararo for his World Championship, he has been the reference throughout the year and has made a great season, “he concluded.