Doha, Qatar: Repsol Honda team racer, Marc Marquez, claims he has tried hard in passing past Ducati Corse rider, Andrea Dovizioso, but it did not work. He was quite satisfied with being second in the 2018 MotoGP premiere series which took place at Losail Circuit, Qatar, Sunday night, March 18 local time. He said he would not sleep well if he did not try to overtake Dovizioso at the last corner.
The four-time MotoGP world championships rider continues to overshadow Dovizioso after the two of them pass the Tech 3 Yamaha Tech 3 rider, Johann Zarco on five laps remaining. He also continues to haunt the Ducati rider until the last lap.
“If I do not try, then I cannot sleep. I tried it, but it was not possible. Now I can sleep soundly, “said Marquez, quoted from Autosport, Monday, March 19th, 2018.
“I am very happy to finish second because today Dovizioso is worth to win. My goal is to try to control Andrea. Because he is the fastest and my plan is to be behind him as he passes Zarco, no matter when and where, “continued the Spanish passport driver.
With second place finish, Marquez and team-mate Dani Pedrosa feels victory. That’s because they use the hard-front tires. Moreover, the Losail Circuit does not match to the characteristics of Honda motorcycles. The racer nicknamed The Baby Alien was admittedly happy with reaching 20 points, the result that he could make the capital for the next race.
Marquez managed to carve a time of 42 minutes 34.681 seconds. While Dovizioso became the fastest with the acquisition time of 42 minutes 34, 653 seconds. In third place, Yamaha Movistar Team rider Valentino Rossi packed a time of 42 minutes 35.451 seconds.
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