MotoGP Germany Day 3, Debriefing Alex Marquez (Ducati/3): “Until yesterday it was a 6, today a 6 1/2”, etc. (Full)

The press conference held after the The MotoGP German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring brought together Francesco Bagnaia, Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez.

Accustomed to being less publicized than his famous brother, the latter has nevertheless become over time a solid driver in a championship in which he currently occupies 10th position. Renewed for two additional years at Gresini Racing last week, the future looks comfortable and open to progression for the driver who is three years younger than his elder.

As usualwe report his words here without any formatting, even if it is translated from English.

Ladies and gentlemen, good morning. Welcome to the post-race press conference of the Molly Grand Prix of Germany, the ninth round of this year’s MotoGP World Championship, which came to a spectacular conclusion.
And what a day not only for Gresini Racing but also for the Marquez family! Another incredible comeback for Marc Marquez, an 11-time winner here at the Sachsenring, from 13th to 2nd after a very eventful weekend here for Marc. And joining him on the podium with a special emotion, it is the first time since Imola 1997 that two brothers have stood on the same podium in the premier class, the podium of course being completed by Alex Marquez. Gentlemen, well done, congratulations to all three of you, you all have big smiles on your faces for a very good reason!

Congratulations to Alex Marquez. Alex, it’s been a week since you signed your new two-year contract with Gresini Racing, and you finish here on the podium. Tell us about your race, because you had some great battles throughout the race, and how special was it for you to share the podium with Marc?
Alex Marquez : “Yes, it’s a very good day for us. It’s an unexpected podium for me. Before the race I said that P7 was already a real target for us, because we didn’t have the pace this weekend, but we need some changes for the race and we worked really well. From the warm-up it was not bad. And later I struggled a bit, losing a bit too much time, as Pecco said, with Franco, and I wasn’t able to take Pecco’s slipstream and go a bit further forward. But anyway, in the end I’m very happy to share the podium with Marc. I was there and I said to myself “OK, now until the end, third and fourth, what do we do?”. But later, when Jorge fell, my whole body was shaking and I thought to myself “OK, now I don’t know what to do.”. I was looking at the big screens, just to see where Enea was, because we know that in the last laps he is very fast, and then I just tried to control until the end because I was a little bit too much on the limit with the tires.

The first half of the season is pretty much over. What grade, from 1 to 10, would you give yourself for these first races of the year?
“For me, until yesterday it was a 6, today it was a 6 1/2 for the podium, but you know the reason is that we were not fast enough at the beginning of the season, just in Jerez. In some races it was not bad, but then the race pace was not as good as we would have liked. But today we kept a good pace, so hopefully we can turn it around and be faster by the end of the season. That is what we hope for and we will work towards that.”

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