Honda driver Marc Marquez won the wet Misano GP and collected valuable points. The Spaniard remains cautious about the upcoming World Championship rounds. After his fourth victory of the season in the Misano GP, Marc Marquez’s eighth podium finish this year, he takes first place in the standings before the 14th WRC round in Aragón. The Spaniard has the same number of points as his title contender Andrea Dovizioso with 199 points. But because he has achieved the better results, he can be happy about the top place.
The Italian rider still has five race weekends to fight his way back to the front. In Aragón, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, and Valencia the Ducati driver can still score points. But Dovizioso cannot yet say which route he will be ahead of him: “Of course there are ways that I like better and which ones that Marc likes better. But it’s much more important how the bike works with the tires on the weekend, so it’s impossible to know who will be strong where. I think the World Championship fight will remain completely open. Of course, Marc and Honda have confirmed that they are solid at the moment, but on some tracks and in certain conditions we have also shown that we have made progress. I think and hope that things will remain exciting until the end,” adds the 31-year-old.
Marc Marquez, the New World Championship leader
The new World Championship leader is also blowing into the same horn. The Repsol Honda pilot explains: “I don’t know, honestly. In Austria, I expected to finish 10 seconds behind Dovi. And here, too, we had a challenging course. And at Silverstone, I thought he’d get to the finish line even further ahead of us.”But what I can say is that Dovi is strong on all tracks, and Ducati is fast on all types of slopes. It will be a close, good fight until the end,” explains the five-time world champion, and he reminds us:” We mustn’t forget Maverick Viñales either, he is only 16 points short, and he seems to have a good pace on wet roads. He used to have a little more trouble in the past. But he’s still fourth.“