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Marquez: “We have salvaged eleven important points”

Marquez: “We have salvaged eleven important points”

It was a difficult start to the defence of his MotoGP™ title for Marc Marquez, as finished in 5th under the floodlights in Qatar.

After running wide on the opening corner, Marquez was forced to fight back from last place in order to claim fifth overtaking some 19 riders in the process.

Marc Marquez:
"We should be happy because we have salvaged eleven important points, when we could easily have left here with none. It was a tough race, in which I made a mistake at the first corner and dropped back to last place. This meant that I had to make a comeback, pushing hard all through the race, but in the end I saw that I could not catch the group at the front. The positive that I'll take from today is that we rode at a similar pace to the lead group. In Austin we will continue to work hard, with an even stronger desire to do well."

MotoGP, 2015, COMMERCIAL BANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR, RAC, Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

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