It was tough race day for Alex Márquez at the British Grand Prix as he had to settle for 17th position at Silverstone. The LCR Honda CASTROL rider struggled for rhythm throughout the MotoGP showpiece due to an electronic issue, but showed his habitual determination to see the chequered flag after 20 laps of the demanding English circuit.
The Spaniard made an impressive start from the sixth row of the grid and moved up into 12th spot at one point on the opening lap. But he would lose ground as the race unfolded and, despite giving his all, finished a couple of places outside the points.
Alex Márquez – 17th
“It was frustrating today, as a team we made a mistake in the electronic set-up and I was losing a lot of time and power from the bike. I gave 100% and I was aiming to finish as top Honda. Race pace was not bad, but towards the end – related to the electronic issue – I started to lose a lot of grip and it was difficult to ride the bike at that point. I will try to keep going and I am passing to Honda some helpful information as I think we can have a better package.”