Marc Márquez started with a good pace and moved quickly into the lead. However, not even a third of the race had been completed before the Repsol Honda Team rider suffered a run-off at Turn 4 that relegated him to 16th position.
Back on track and running a very fast pace, he climbed thirteen positions, but when in third -with four laps remaining- he was highsided off his bike. Márquez suffered a fractured right humerus and will undergo surgery on Tuesday, July 21st in Barcelona.
Teammate Álex Márquez finished his first MotoGP race with four points. The Repsol Honda Team rider started from 21st position on the grid and completed his first race in 12th place position, as the best MotoGP rookie.
It was a tricky race for everyone. "First of all I’d like to wish Marc, Cal and Rins a speedy recovery. It is never good to see other riders get injured. Otherwise, it was a pretty good first race, I think we have a good base to now work from. Today was also a really good test physically because in this heat it was quite tough. It was a tricky race for everyone in the heat. I was fast during the middle of the race but I need to focus on the first five laps and the last four laps. But this is part of being a rookie, learning these sorts of things. Fortunately, we have next week to try it again.”