Álex Márquez signed off the 2021 MotoGP World Championship with solid points finish in the Valencia Grand Prix. After a tough qualifying session had left him on the seventh row of the grid, the LCR Honda CASTROL rider fought back well to eventually claim 13th position in the final premier class race of the season.
Looking to make a fast start from 19th on the grid, the Spaniard got away well and was able to recover a couple of places on the opening lap. He had moved up into the points positions by lap four and then rode consistently to ensure he saw the chequered flag for the final time in 2021.
#73 Alex Marquez (13th – +17.059)
“Starting from P19 was difficult but overall I think we did a good job today. I’m happy with the race, it’s difficult to get past and overtake here and I felt the front tyre was too soft for us today. It was unfortunate because I felt like we had the pace to be P8 today, but we need to be happy and learn for the future. I want to thank my team for all the effort they have given this year, it’s not always been easy, but in the end we got some good results and we need to keep going like this.”