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2023 Author: Nicholas Abramson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 14:58
The Austrian Grand Prix He has left one of the best MotoGP races so far this year. Great fault of this is the incredible duel that the first two classified of the Motorcycle World Championship have provided, Marc Márquez and Andrea Dovizioso.
The Italian knew how important this victory was for him, but Márquez has not made it easy for him. With a impossible overtaking, Honda's has risked it on the last lap, Turn 10, something few can claim to have done. It was finally a failed attempt and Honda's had to settle for second place.
"I don't like to lose even the Parcheesi"
"If they had told me on Thursday that I would be second behind Dovizioso I would have signed, but honestly, I do not like to lose even the Parcheesi, and more coming in the last lap. It's like when you're in the last box and you don't get the number you want, "with this simile he explained Marc Márquez his feelings after the duel with Andrea Dovizioso at the Movistar MotoGP microphones.
If there is someone who tries the impossible, it is Márquez and although few thought that he would play it that way in turn 10, a turn where there is no material space to overtake, the Catalan did not want to throw in the towel until the end: "In the last lap I was not thinking about the championshipFortunately, the outcome has not ended in a fall, something from which it has not been very far.
Despite the plus that the Honda has presented this weekend, it has ended up imposing the dovi superiority and his Ducati: "This year we were much closer, but today Dovi had a little more. I was losing everywhere except in two left-hand corners. I was thinking of overtaking him in the penultimate corner, but he closed and I had already had some warnings there. I reached the limit but I tried in the last corner because otherwise, I couldn't have slept good tonight"
With this race, the step forward that Honda has taken is consolidated and that for now, positions them for in front of Yamaha: "At a circuit where last year we finished 12 seconds behind the Ducati, today we ended up fighting until the last corner. In the end you can't think of the world championship as it is, everything is tight. Better to have five more points than not have them. We have taken a big step and I think the audience has enjoyed it."
"It was risky but I am happy in the end because the 20 points are important. I am happy to increase the Championship points"; concluded Márquez leaving the Red Bull Ring more leader, now with a 16-point advantage over Dovizioso who surpasses Maverick Viñales in the general classification.