There is also a Marquez smiling in Portimao: Alex

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There is also a Marquez smiling in Portimao.

In Portimao Alex Marquez regained a top5 that had been missing for more than a year.

A good start by the Team Gresini Spaniard who immediately finds rhythm and takes good advantage of the opportunities that open up also thanks to a few crashes in front. The 73 plays third with Bezzecchi for most of the race, then in the final, pressed by the KTMs, he has to think more about defending himself and only Zarco manages to pass him practically at the finish line.

“I tried hard to keep fourth position but I didn’t close enough at 14 and Zarco took advantage – said Marc’s brother -. As a first race I can’t complain, and no doubt we go to Argentina with a lot of confidence. I gave 100 percent, I even looked with confidence for a moment at the podium…and that hasn’t happened to me in a while. We know what to work on to improve the final race, and in Termas we will be ready.”

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