Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team
Spaniard loses out to Italian Dovizioso in MotoGP with Pedrosa back in seventh.
The Spaniard started second on the grid with Dovizioso getting the better of him before Marquez’s failed last-lap lunge saw him trail home by just 0.027seconds.
– Speaking about his last-lap overtake attempt, Marquez said: “I am Marc, I need to try! I was too on the limit, but I tried to do my 100%. The show was great. It was a very difficult race for us as it is one of the worst circuits for my riding style and bike.”
– The 25-year-old battled with Dovizioso for the 2017 MotoGP title with the Repsol Honda rider only getting the better of the Ducati man at the final race.
– The two riders enjoyed a fierce but fair rivalry in 2017 with the San Marino Grand Prix and Japanese Grand Prix producing thrilling races in the wet.
– The Cervera native undergoes a gruelling fitness regime in order to give himself the best chance of success on the bike including gym and motocross work.
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