First virtual race for Marc

The Repsol Honda Team converted their success on track to success in the virtual world as Álex Márquez claimed a stunning first win of 2020 with Marc Márquez finishing a respectable fifth

Six laps around the Mugello circuit produced thrilling action for the first #StayAtHomeGP, riders attacking from the moment the lights went out. With a more condensed event format than a typical GP, riders had little time to refine their setting.

Marc Márquez put in a strong and consistent ride to secure fifth place in his debut eSports race, demonstrating impressive riding skills in both the real and virtual worlds.

The result sees the Repsol Honda Team become the first official MotoGP team to win races in both the real and virtual worlds.

Marc Márquez, 5º : “First of all congratulations to Álex on the win, I knew from our time playing together we would be very fast but he did a great job. Of course, I would have liked better than fifth, but the result isn’t too bad and as a team we did well. You need a different style in these kinds of races so I had to adapt my strategy a little bit during the day. A good time and I am really happy to be able to do something for the fans. Now we want to be riding and battling back on track, because it means the world is in a better situation, but first we have to win the battle with the Corona Virus. Stay safe everyone!”

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