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Márquez gives a lesson in strategist, win Luthi and Mir

Márquez gives a lesson in strategist, win Luthi and Mir

The Spanish Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) gave with his team a lesson in great strategist and won an important victory in the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Czech Republic at the Brno circuit, as it allows him to increase his advantage in the provisional classification of the world-wide one.

In the rest of the categories, the Swiss Thomas Luthi (Kalex) took advantage of the fact that the race was reduced to six laps when it began to rain during it to win and close the gap with respect to the leader, the Italian Franco Morbidelli (Kalex), the opposite of the Spanish Joan Mir (Honda), who won in Moto3 to expand his points income in the championship.

Marc Márquez, who made a gesture with his arms raised and with his index fingers pointing to the sky to remember the recently deceased Ángel Nieto, won with an important advantage that he was dosing throughout the race with respect to his podium companions, Dani Pedrosa, and the also Spanish Maverick Viñales (Yamaha YZR M 1).

All the riders started with rain tires when they declared Race Direction as “wet”, which directly activated the motorcycle change protocol at any time if the track conditions changed.

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As soon as the traffic light went off, Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) came out like an exhalation chased by the two official Ducati riders, Jorge Lorenzo and the Italian Andrea Dovizioso, the other Repsol Honda rider, Dani Pedrosa, and the also Italian Valentino Rossi (Yamaha YZR M 1).

Before concluding the first lap, Jorge Lorenzo had already taken the lead, while Marc Márquez took it easy and was overtaken by several rivals, but in reality what he did was prevent all of them from realizing the strategy he had. prepared with his team and thus avoid being copied as happened in Argentina.

At the end of the second lap, there was a masterful move by Márquez and his Repsol Honda team as he decided to enter his workshop to change his motorcycle for the second, with a dry configuration, a gesture that was imitated by a couple more riders than those who were behind. of him seeing that the world leader did it.

Without realizing anything, Jorge Lorenzo had achieved a certain advantage on the track but the asphalt was drying up and the entrance to workshops to change bikes was going to be inevitable.

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Thus, in the following laps there were many riders who entered to change, but Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi, Johann Zarco, Andrea Dovizioso, Maverick Viñales, Danilo Petrucci or Dani Pedrosa did not.

On the fourth lap Rossi took the lead after overtaking Jorge Lorenzo, who decided to enter his workshop to change bikes when Marc Márquez was already twelfth and starring in his first fastest lap.

Rossi, Zarco and Dovizioso held out the longest on the track with the bikes in the water configuration, but behind Marc Márquez was riding ten seconds faster per lap, literally forcing Rossi and Dovizioso to enter his workshop to change gears. motorcycle and when they returned to the track, on lap six, the Repsol Honda rider was already the leader with a brutal advantage over any of his pursuers.

On that sixth lap, Márquez’s advantage over his immediate pursuer, the British Scott Redding (Ducati Desmosedici GP16), who entered his workshop at the same time as Márquez to change bikes, was 17 seconds, almost the same as with Aleix Espargaró ( Aprilia RS-GP), which adopted the same strategy as the previous ones and this left the grand prix literally doomed.

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Dani Pedrosa, little by little, left his teammates on the run to settle in a comfortable second position more than 22 seconds behind his teammate in Repsol Honda, solid and comfortable leader, while Viñales gradually approached the podium, which he consolidated in the last laps.

The Swiss Thomas Luthi (Kalex) achieved his first victory of the year in Moto2 at the Brno circuit, ahead of the Spanish Alex Márquez (Kalex) and the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira (KTM), taking advantage of the only six laps to which he was reduced the test after the onset of rain.

The Spanish Joan Mir (Honda) achieved his sixth victory and the second consecutive of the season in Moto3, which allows him to increase his advantage in the provisional classification of the world championship, with the Italian Romano Fenati (Honda) and the Spanish Arón Canet (Honda). ), behind him on the podium. EFE

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