Buriram, runganSport — Repsol Honda rider, Marc Marquez admitted that he was very relieved after defeating Ducati Team start, Andrea Dovizioso at the end of the Buriram circuit in the Thai MotoGP.
Marquez, who started the race from Pole’s position, was scattered on the initial laps, so in the middle of the race Marquez began to restore his course, had four laps before the finish line.
Finally Marqez managed to defeat Dovi and claim victory in Thailand.
“In the end I was able to get revenge after (losing) three times from Dovi, and on this fourth occasion I changed the style of racing a little.
Honestly, my strategy is to try to go as fast as possible when the race is only ten or eight laps away,” Marquez told Crash.
“I saw Dovi’s speed was good and maybe I could be a little faster, but I had a hard time getting through it because my front tire was too hot, I also couldn’t brake properly at the normal point.
“For that reason I tried to attack before the last lap, to try to cool the front tires a little, but Dovi was really smart and he overtook me every chance.
Then I told myself ‘okay, we’ll see on the last lap’. Then I tried to forget everything, including the standings, to give everything in the race,” continued the Spaniard.
Three laps to finish, Marquez tried to run away from Dovi’s pursuit, but failed and Dovi easily overtook Marquez at each end.
Then Marquez changed the strategy by taking over Dovi’s position.
“I actually tried to look fast at the last corner when three laps were left, I tried to overtake Dovi there, but I couldn’t stop the motorbike in a good way and Dovi passed me.
“So we changed positions and I like the style of Dovi and he did Marquez’s style, and in the end the race ended well for me,” Marquez admitted happily. (DN/eV)