Alex Marquez shows promise ahead of Portugal GP

Alex Marquez shows promise ahead of Portugal GP

17.04.2021: Portuguese GP Qualifying Álex Márquez will start from the fifth row in the Portuguese Grand Prix after twice narrowly missing out on Q2 at Portimao. The LCR Honda CASTROL rider was edged out by brother Marc and world champion Joan Mir in the Q1 sessi


Portuguese GP Qualifying




Álex Márquez will start from the fifth row in the Portuguese Grand Prix after twice narrowly missing out on Q2 at Portimao. The LCR Honda CASTROL rider was edged out by brother Marc and world champion Joan Mir in the Q1 session and eventually had to settle for 13th position on the grid for Sunday’s race.
 


The Spaniard again showed encouraging signs as he continued his adaptation to his 2021 machinery, finishing 11th in FP3 when he unfortunately came off his bike towards the end of the session. He showed good race pace as he ended seventh in FP4, before again being denied a spot in the final qualifying shootout by a single position.






Álex Márquez – 5th
(1’39.530)




“I’m happy, but we always seem to be one position back from going through to Q2, first in FP3 and then Q1. This morning, I made a mistake and crashed in FP3 when there was the main opportunity to be in Q2. I made a mistake and had a big crash, but I’m ok and in quite good condition physically.


In terms of rhythm, we are really good, we still need to find some extra time in sector two, but in general we’re not bad. We’ll try to make a good race, make a good start, to push from the start, be aggressive and overtake and be a challenger from the start to the finish.”





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