Marquez 'missing something' despite comfortable Jerez win

A comfortable win in Jerez was not enough to satisfy Marc Marquez as he looks to capitalise on his MotoGP lead.

Published : May 07, 2018 03:01 IST

Marc Marquez is keen to get back on the track and work on improvements, despite returning to the top of the MotoGP standings on an ultimately successful weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Marquez cruised to victory on Sunday, hitting the front and then seeing Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa - his three nearest challengers - crash out.

But the 25-year-old crashed twice in practice and again in his race warm-up, leading him to conclude he must improve to maintain his 12-point lead.

"Like we see this weekend, I struggled a little bit," Marquez said. "I was so comfortable, but we are missing something in the front.

"I want to try something [on Monday], because I crashed three times. Still I'm missing something and I want to understand it."

Marquez was pleased with the tactics he used to outmanoeuvre Lorenzo, though, as his call to push on and challenge his rival was rewarded.

"I was clever in the beginning to overtake the riders, because it was so difficult, and then I realised that it was nearly impossible to overtake Lorenzo," he said.

"He was braking so late, exiting so well from the corners, but then, when I saw his tyres start to drop, I said, 'OK, now it's time to lead the race and open a gap.'"

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