Alex Márquez produces another majestic performance to establish a commanding championship lead on a historic day for Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS who collects their 100th GP podium. Xavi Vierge finishes 24th after a first lap crash.
The 2019 Moto2 season roared back into life in the Czech Republic after a three-week summer break with Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS team-mates Alex Márquez and Xavi Vierge starting the 19-lap race in clear, dry conditions and ambient temperatures of 23 degrees.
Marquez’s victory is a memorable one for Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS. This was their 100th podium in Grand Prix since the team was formed in 2010.
“It was the perfect race, like I was dreaming! I was pushing from the beginning. Today I had a really clear idea of what I wanted to do. In warm-up we did a lot of work and I had really good speed with used tyres. That gave me the confidence to push from the beginning and to try and control the race. The strategy worked. Thanks to the team because they gave me the perfect bike and that confidence I needed before the race. It’s really important we came back from the summer break like this. To gain 25 points when our rival got zero was important. It was a really good day for us but the championship is still long and we need to keep pushing with the same intensity.”
“I want to say sorry to the team because today I made a mistake on the first lap. I tried to overtake Luca Marini but he closed his line. I touched his rear wheel and I crashed. It’s a pity because we worked well in dry conditions this weekend. We had good pace to fight for the front positions. Anyway it ended like this. I want to congratulate my team-mate for his victory and the team for their 100th podium. We’ll come back even stronger in Austria.”
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