The Spanish Grand Prix ended with Marc Márquez and Pol Espargaró taking 13 and 5 points, respectively. Márquez had a great performance at the Circuito de Jerez- Ángel Nieto, starting in fifth and being continually inside the Top 5 during the contest.
With five laps to go, Márquez moved into the podium positions, but needed to make another incredible save when practically on the ground when he lost the front of his bike. That pushed him back to fifth place, from which he was able to overtake Jack Miller on the last lap and cross the finish line in fourth.
Pol Espargaró, who started from thirteenth on the grid, gained several positions early on. However, he did not find the necessary pace to cut the gap to the frontrunners. He would conclude the race eleventh. Tomorrow, during the day of testing scheduled at Jerez, he will try to continue improving his feeling onboard the Honda RC213V.
After the Spanish Grand Prix, Márquez is in ninth position in the standings with a total of 44 points. Espargaró is twelfth with 35.
"Today I gave my maximum and achieved the maximum. I saved my energy through the whole weekend to be ready for Sunday because I’m still not in the condition to do a whole weekend at 100%. It’s the Spanish GP, I had to give it everything on race day. At one point in the race, I thought maybe the podium was possible, the key point was overtaking Miller and stopping Aleix because he was faster than us. This is what I tried to do but then at the last corner I lost the front and the rear but fortunately the Spanish crowd were there to pick me up and save the crash! We don’t give up; we keep pushing and now we prepare for an important Monday test."
"The grip was really low today with the temperature and in conditions like this I suffer a lot more, more than my teammate and more than other riders. In the first lap I almost high sided at Turn 5 and I lost some positions, but to recover in MotoGP is really difficult. Fortunately, we have a test tomorrow and we need to get to work to return to what we found during winter. We have to work from the moment we are in and find solutions to the problems we are having. Patience is key here, the good times will come but we need to keep our heads down and work."