Marquez wins the MotoGP Spanish GP

Marquez wins the MotoGP Spanish GP

Marc Marquez
photo: HRC

Marc Marquez won the MotoGP Spanish Grand prix. The Honda rider crossed first the finish line after 25 laps. Johann Zarco took second place at Jerez while Andrea Iannone was third.

Marquez managed to avoid a big crash involving Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa to win the race

The Spaniard sat behind three-time champion Jorge Lorenzo in the early stages before slipping past at the end of lap 8 to take the lead from his compatriot.

Lorenzo, Pedrosa and Italian Andrea Dovizioso battled hard to try and catch Marquez. However, they all collided on lap 18 to force them out of the race completely.

Frenchman Johann Zarco moved into second place to lead home a trio of Italians in Andrea Iannone, Danilo Petrucci and seven-time champion Valentino Rossi.

Marquez now takes the outright lead in the championship by 12 points from Zarco with Spaniard Maverick Vinales, Iannone and Dovizioso close behind.

The 25-year-old, who did a floss dance move on his bike over the finish line, declared: “I was convinced before the race that I was able to win. We started on the second row but I was clever. I pushed. The race is very long and you must manage many things.” The Cervera native has now won the Spanish Grand prix twice since his 2013 debut and has four MotoGP titles to his name from 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.