Double Podium for Marquez and Mir at Le Mans
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS riders Alex Marquez and Joan Mir scored.a spectacular double podium finish in today’s French Grand Prix at Le Mans.
Marquez finished second after a race long battle with Francesco Bagnaia with Mir in third place for a career first Moto2 podium in his rookie season.
This was Marquez’s third podium out five races this season and he now has 67 points to move into third place in the championship standings.
Marquez started sixth and charged to second by turn three on the opening lap to settle into a 25 lap, hard fought battle with Bagnaia.
Mir lost places and dropped to sixth on the opening lap but rode a fast and calculating race to grab third place with 11 laps remaining.
The young Spaniard is now seventh in the standings with 48 points.
The next race is the Italian GP at Mugello in two weeks.
Alex Marquez: 2nd
“The race was OK for me but I am not 100% satisfied because I could not fight for the win in the final laps, I had some misfire on the bike. But overall a good weekend, we did a lot of positive work and I was able to put pressure on Bagnaia for most of the race. This is a valuable 20 points and I’m looking forward to next race at Mugello.”
Joan Mir: 3rd
“This podium confirms the pace that I had all weekend and I am very happy to get my first Moto2 podium in just my fifth race. With a better start I have the feeling that I could have been fighting with the top two guys on the podium. Now I want to keep this rhythm for the next race in Mugello.”