Marquez further reduces championship gap with fifth victory of the season
The Indianapolis Grand Prix saw again the best version of Marc Márquez, who after dominating the practice did not leave any chance for surprises during the race. The Repsol rider took the lead of the race in the seventh lap and escaped alone, setting a searing pace to get a crushing victory in the always close Moto2 category, where he is second of the overall standings, 28 points behind Stefan Bradl.
The Repsol rider was calmed during the first minutes of the race and, after doing a good start, saw how Bradley Smith and Simone Corsi overtook him in the first lap. Far from rushing, Márquez overtook Smith in the third lap and in the seventh, with the tyres in their best condition and less fuel in the tank, he passed Simone Corsi.
At that moment, Emilio Alzamora’s pupil started to set a pace faster than any other rider on track and, one tenth after the other, increased his margin over his rivals until achieving a difference that was up to six seconds. With indisputable authority, Márquez crossed the finish line two seconds ahead of Pol Espargaró and Tito Rabat, who completed an all-Spanish podium.
After five consecutive races finishing ahead of Stefan Bradl, Márquez reduced by 54 points the German’s advantage, which is now of 28 points, with six races to go and 150 points available.
Marc Márquez 1st – 45:50.601
“I am very happy with this victory because it was a very difficult weekend. The tarmac was very slippery and the track conditions were changing a lot, but I think that during the practice we kept improving.
At the beginning of the race I was patient for the first few laps behind Corsi to be able to push afterwards. We achieved an important advantage over the second which I was able to manage, because I knew that the tyres will lower their performance and I would need that margin.
I am really very happy with this new triumph and now we can think about Misano.”
Source: Repsol Media