Álex Márquez, who started the Teruel Grand Prix from tenth position, suffered a crash when riding in fourth and within touching distance of a podium. The Spaniard had moved up six positions in the opening laps and, thanks to his good pace, was close to the frontrunners. The crash, with nine laps to go, hindered what could have been another rostrum finish for the Repsol Honda rider.
Stefan Bradl crossed the finish line in twelfth position. The German, who started sixteenth on the grid, maintained a consistent pace that allowed him to finish inside the Top 15, adding 4 valuable points to his tally.
After the second Grand Prix held at the MotorLand Aragón Circuit, Álex Márquez is 13th in the overall standings with 67 points. Stefan Bradl moves up a position and is 20th with 12 points.
Teruel GP 2020 - Rider statements
“It was completely my mistake; I lost some time with Zarco and Mir was escaping and I was probably pushing too hard to catch him. I was thinking about the podium a bit too much today because I really think we had the pace, but we need to remember to always be patient. It was another rookie mistake but we should be proud of the weekend and these three races in a row overall. Two podiums and a strong weekend here fighting. We have made good progress but stay realistic, be calm and see what our target is. I want to say thank you again to the Repsol Honda Team for their work.”.
“It can always be a little bit better, but I am happy with this result as we have improved compared to last week, so this is a positive. We want to continue on this trajectory and today shows we are making progress. The start was a bit difficult but after that I was able to fight, maybe I was fighting a bit too much in the opening laps, then I relaxed and was able to catch the factory Ducatis. The speed was good overall, a strong weekend.”