Jorge Martin Continues His Charge for the Title, Marc Marquez Podiums
Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) continues his charge toward MotoGP Championship contention with a win in the first ever Tissot Sprint Race at the Indian Grand Prix. The win marked his third win in a row as he charges after Francesco Bagnaia in the points standings. Martin led from the beginning of the the race after the riders cleared turn 1. Bagnaia held second place for the entire race. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) was able to translate his early weekend success in practice to get back on the podium in the sprint race.
Marquez had the following words, “A really important and of course good feeling day. I was there with the group, pushing and able to ride in a really good way. I had to take a lot of risks, especially at the end to defend and I set my fastest lap of the race on the last lap. But I was able to be consistent and ride well which is the main point and take away. Doing it again tomorrow will be more difficult, but we need to enjoy this moment and get another boost of motivation from it. I want to say a big thank you to the Repsol Honda Team and HRC for their continued efforts.”
Mooney VR46 Teammate Collide
Marco Bezzecchi and Luca Marini collided at turn 1. Marini struggle to get the bike slowed down and rear ended Bezzecchi. Bezzecchi was able to recover to P5. Behind Brand Binder (KTM) who had a late challenge for 3rd but Marquez was able to hold him off.