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MotoGP: Marc Márquez Wins 1st GP Victory

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Mugello, considered one of the fastest and difficult Grand Prix circuits, was the scene of the first motorcycle GP World Championship victory of Alzamora’s protégé, Marc Márquez.

The race was not at all easy, as after starting from the second row – sixth best time on the prior days timesheets -, he was seventh after the first lap, recovering from a bad start in the first lap.

However, nobody waits in the closest category in the World Championship and by the time Márquez had climbed to third, Nico Terol and Pol Espargaró were already two and a half seconds ahead.

With Bradley Smith behind the Repsol rider, they both gradually closed the gap on the pair riding up front, until they reached them in the ninth lap. From then on, the four riders – Márquez, Espargaró, Terol and Smith – swapped the leading position among them, letting the laps pass by while they each prepared their strategy.

Despite several attempts to break away, one of them by the Repsol rider, everything was eventually going to be decided in the last lap of this difficult and demanding circuit.

Márquez approached the straight to the finish line at the start of the first lap seeking a good slipstream and achieved his initial goal: reach the end of the straight first.

From then on, a fast pace in the last lap, covering all of the gaps, allowed him to cross the finish line first with a minute advantage of 0.039 seconds over the rider who came in second, fellow Spaniard Nico Terol.

With this victory, the first in his sporting career in the Motorcycling World Championship, Marc Márquez scores 25 points, allowing him to climb to third in the overall standings, 28 points behind the leader – Terol – and 22 behind second place Espargaró.

Marc Márquez (1st 39’53.153 sec) says: “I’m very happy with this win. It was important to get the goal of coming first in a race out of the way and the first objective has been accomplished. It’s done now and we have to enjoy the moment, but tomorrow will be another day and we’ll have to come back down to earth and starting thinking about Silverstone.”

“It was a very tough race and at the beginning, it looked like Nico [Terol] and Pol [Espargaró] had broken away but I felt more confident and trusted in myself to push hard to try to catch them. Lap by lap I picked up a pace that we hadn’t been able to get all weekend. I finally caught them and the race completely changed. Strategy has been key today and we’ve started studying our rivals, watching how the machines went in the final straight.”

“My team has done a fantastic job today and my machine was very fast, so we were able to ride up front. I decided to come out of the final lap first because I saw that I had a good top speed and it worked out. Luck was also on our side and I’m very grateful to everyone who has supported me all this time, to my family, my team, Emilio [Alzamora] and the sponsors Repsol and Red Bull, who have given me this opportunity that I’m not going to waste.”

GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA – 125cc

Race Classification – Mugello, Sunday, June 06, 2010

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 93 Marc

MARQUEZ

SPA Red Bull Ajo Motorsport Derbi 157.8 39’53.153
2 20 40 Nicolas

TEROL

SPA Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia 157.8 +0.039
3 16 44 Pol

ESPARGARO

SPA Tuenti Racing Derbi 157.8 +0.116
4 13 38 Bradley

SMITH

GBR Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia 157.8 +0.161
5 11 7 Efren

VAZQUEZ

SPA Tuenti Racing Derbi 157.1 +10.281
6 10 35 Randy

KRUMMENACHER

SWI Stipa-Molenaar Racing GP Aprilia 157.1 +10.364
7 9 12 Esteve

RABAT

SPA Blusens-STX Aprilia 157.1 +10.562
8 8 71 Tomoyoshi

KOYAMA

JPN Racing Team Germany Aprilia 155.4 +36.341
9 7 14 Johann

ZARCO

FRA WTR San Marino Team Aprilia 155.4 +36.411
10 6 99 Danny WEBB GBR Andalucia

Cajasol

Aprilia 155.4 +36.730
11 5 94 Jonas

FOLGER

GER Ongetta Team Aprilia 155.4 +36.775
12 4 5 Alexis

MASBOU

FRA Ongetta Team Aprilia 154.8 +45.871
13 3 78 Marcel

SCHROTTER

GER Interwetten Honda 125 Honda 154.8 +45.879
14 2 53 Jasper

IWEMA

NED CBC Corse Aprilia 154.8 +45.895
15 1 15 Simone

GROTZKYJ

ITA Fontana Racing Aprilia 154.8 +46.060
16 51 Riccardo

MORETTI

ITA Junior GP FMI Aprilia 154.6 +50.305
17 84 Jakub

KORNFEIL

CZE Racing Team Germany Aprilia 154.5 +50.789
18 95 Alessandro

TONUCCI

ITA Junior GP Racing Team FMI Aprilia 154.4 +53.145
19 98 Mattia

TAROZZI

ITA Faenza Racing Aprilia 152.7 +1’19.447
20 97 Armando

PONTONE

ITA Junior GP Racing Team FMI Aprilia 152.7 +1’19.541
21 63 Zulfahmi

KHAIRUDDIN

MAL AirAsia – Sepang Int. Circuit Aprilia 152.7 +1’19.545
22 60 Michael

VAN DER MARK

NED Lambretta Reparto Corse Lambretta 152.6 +1’21.764
Not Classified
23 Alberto

MONCAYO

SPA Andalucia Cajasol Aprilia 154.8 4 Laps
92 Luigi

MORCIANO

ITA Junior GP Racing Team FMI Aprilia 154.7 4 Laps
69 Louis ROSSI FRA CBC

Corse

Aprilia 154.7 6 Laps
50 Sturla

FAGERHAUG

NOR AirAsia – Sepang Int. Circuit Aprilia 153.6 8 Laps
11 Sandro

CORTESE

GER Avant Mitsubishi Ajo Derbi 152.1 13 Laps
32 Lorenzo

SAVADORI

ITA Matteoni CP Racing Aprilia 149.5 16 Laps
96 Tommaso

GABRIELLI

ITA Racing Team Gabrielli Aprilia 149.2 17 Laps
72 Marco

RAVAIOLI

ITA Lambretta Reparto Corse Lambretta 146.0 17 Laps
87 Luca

MARCONI

ITA Ongetta Team Aprilia 141.9 19 Laps
Not Starting
39 Luis SALOM SPA Stipa-Molenaar

Racing GP

Aprilia 0 Lap

 

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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