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Rins and Marquez review another double podium result

Rins and Marquez review another double podium result

Alex Rins and Alex Marquez repeated their podium double from Silverstone at Misano, in another great race for the two Estrella Galicia 0,0 riders.

In the round 13 contest Rins and Marquez took the victory and runner-up spot, respectively, for the second consecutive Grand Prix, reducing the gap to Moto3™ standings leader, Jack Miller, in the process. After another strong display at Misano, Marquez trails Miller by nine points and Rins is 20 off the top with five races remaining and 125 points at stake.

The race started with Miller pushing hard at the front and both Honda equipped Estrella Galicia 0,0 riders attentive to his attempts at escaping. Although Marquez got off the line the best and was up into third, Rins quickly took the lead of the second group from fourth and went after Miller. As he broke away, he brought with him his teammate and Miguel Oliveira, who later crashed out of the race.

After overtaking Miller, Rins established a gap of just over a second, but Marquez – on his own in second – gradually reeled in his teammate and caught him with eight laps to go. Patient behind Rins, Marquez got past him with two laps remaining. Rins returned the favour on the final lap to win by 0.042s.

Rins stated, “It was a very nice race, although it dragged on a bit for me because, from the beginning, I spent a long time riding by myself at the front. Initially I could open a small gap over my teammate Alex (Marquez), but on the last three laps he managed to catch me. Eventually I was able to think about the right strategy, just how it happened to me last year, and in the end it went well. I was able to take the win, so I'm very happy.”

Marquez added, “It was a pretty tough weekend for us, with four crashes – one of which was a heavy one in the Warm Up. So in the end second place is very important for us. We tried our best and managed to cut the gap to the series leader for the third race in succession, so we should be happy and continue in this way. Now comes a home race and hopefully the circuit is full, so that the fans can push us at every turn. At Motorland, where we have done three tests, we will try to be competitive from day one.”

Tags:
Moto3, 2014, Alex Rins, Alex Marquez, Estrella Galicia 0,0

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