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14 days ago
By Repsol Honda Team

Marquez: "I made a few mistakes"

Reigning Champion off the front row to start sixth for the Italian GP

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) had a number of moments on Saturday at the Italian GP, including a long run off track into the gravel where he managed to keep the bike upright. In qualifying, Marquez kept it together to take a second row start - but knows there was a little time lost in the session.

The rider from Cervera will be pushing hard to move forward on race day after a DNF in France, with his sights set on the podium after good pace in FP4.

Marc Marquez, P6: "Honestly, I didn’t have my best qualifying today. I made a few mistakes and then I calculated the slipstream wrong when I caught Zarco too early on my last flying lap. I had the second-best ideal time, but we didn’t do it in one lap! In FP4 I was able to have quite a fast race pace on used tyres, which is positive, but then in qualifying we didn’t do our best, in part because we struggled with the front tyre, which is a bit too soft. Anyway, we’re not far off with the setup, so tomorrow we must make the right choice with the front and then I think we may fight for the podium."

MotoGP™ riders talk Saturday at the #ItalianGP