12 Apr Miraculous Alex Marquez recovers for Virtual GP podium at the Red Bull Ring
A resurgent Alex Marquez returned to the rostrum after twice crashing due to the mistakes of others, Repsol Honda Team team-mate Marc Marquez making in a double top five for the team.
The second #StayAtHomeGP of 2020 proved to be the most dramatic yet as riders frantic fought over ten laps at the Red Bull Ring. Qualifying between the riders was close with just a tenth splitting the front row. Alex continued his run of form to take third on the grid with Marc just a tenth behind in fourth.
After winning the first race, Alex Marquez was looking strong again but was unfortunately twice forced off by other riders. Despite two crashes, the 23-year old remained focused and charged through the field to continue his perfect podium record with a well-earned third place at the Red Bull Ring.
Marc Marquez again proved to be competitive on his virtual Honda RC213V and landed his best finish of the series yet with fourth. Trying to stay out of trouble in the early laps, the World Champion found himself in contention for the podium by mid-race. Unfortunately a mistake while battling with his team mate saw Marc slip out of the battle for the top three, taking solid points with fourth.