Álex Márquez took his fifth win in six races at the Czech Republic Grand Prix, extending his series lead to 33 points thanks to his latest triumph and Thomas Luthi’s retirement. The Spaniard led the way from start to finish at Brno, and was joined by Italian riders Fabio di Giannantonio and Enea Bastianini on the podium. For the latter, it was his first rostrum in the class. Jorge Navarro, Luca Marini and Marcel Schrotter were fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.
Jake Dixon and the Sama Qatar Ángel Nieto Team were just one step away from the points at Brno, with the British rider taking the chequered flag 18th. Dixon, who qualified ninth yesterday, was down in 20th by the end of the first lap, and remained in the battle for points whilst riding around a chatter issue that hindered his performance.
18th Jake Dixon:
“It was a difficult race. We lacked rear grip since the second Free Practice session. In the race, in addition, the bike was moving about so much on the straight that I got cramps by the end. We need to find something that helps us be able to fight with the group at the front. I rode on the limit, and if I had pushed even harder I could have crashed. It’s one more race in which we have learned something and gathered more data.”
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