The second part of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship has started the best way possible for Team Gresini MotoGP, who scores the first win of the season with Alex Marquez in a sprint race characterised by a typically English weather.
The Spanish rider had a slow start, but he immediately bounced back as he moved past Fernandez, Miller and Bezzecchi, before flying to 12 points that also mean maiden MotoGP win – the twelfth of his Grand Prix career. The #73 is now ninth in the standings with 75 points.
1st – ALEX MARQUEZ #73
“I knew straight away that it could have been the good one. I started a bit ‘sleepy’ and lost a few places, but I then found pace and confidence. I rode well, even though I made a mistake on the last lap that could have made my life a lot worse. Aside from that I was in control and it was exciting to claim this maiden win, which I dedicate first to this great team.”
MARQUEZ STOPPED BY TECHNICAL ISSUE
A dream Saturday and a nightmare Sunday. This is racing… but today everything that could go wrong did go wrong at Gresini Racing.
Alex Marquez’s race turned out to be a very short one. The Spaniard’s performance was brought to an early end due to a technical problem on his Desmosedici machine, as he was forced to retire while he was battling for the podium right behind Espargaró.
DNF ALEX MARQUEZ #73
“Not much to say… We had the pace to stay with the leaders. I started quite good an despite Bezzecchi and Bagnaia were quite far, I was well placed behind Espargaró and I was feeling good on the bike. Too bad because with today’s conditions we lost another chance to be among the protagonists.”