Alex Marquez dreamt of the podium in Austria but, instead, he got screwed in the final stages of the race. Gresini ended the GP in 5th position behind Luca Marini. The Spanish rider tried to fight tooth and nail, but there was nothing he could do in the face of his competition.
“All in all, I’m enthusiastic about this weekend,” he began. “I’m, in fact, satisfied with the sensations I had from Friday until today and how we worked. We were always consistent and close to the top positions, first in qualifying and then in the race.”
Alex explains his GP in detail
“I had a good start today and tried to attack from the beginning. Bagnaia had a lot more potential than we did, but I wanted to get closer to Binder. The problem is that I might have pushed too hard with the rear tire and, in the last few laps, I felt the wear. In the end, this is how the races are, and that’s fine.”
The glass is certainly full
“I’m continuously gathering experience with Ducati, and this is the most important thing. I had a good pace in the race but, in the end, I struggled. Marini and Bezzecchi? They fooled me. They had more rubber while I was struggling. In fact, I arrived behind them. Tire pressure has nothing to do with it.”
Lastly, he spoke about Zarco’s move to Honda
“Good luck!” He answered, ironically. “I obviously respect his choice. Johann’s is a risky decision, and you never know what to expect, so we’ll see how it goes. Maybe Honda will give him good material.”