| ÁLEX MÁRQUEZ ON THE FIFTH ROW AT MISANO23 October 2021 | Emilia Romagna GP Qualifying LCR Honda CASTROL rider Álex Márquez claimed a spot on the fifth row for Sunday’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano. Rain in Rimini again ensured that the majority of Saturday’s action took place on a damp or drying circuit and, although the Spaniard battled hard, he was unable to progress to Q2.
FP3 took place in the wet after further rain and Álex had to settle for 19th after a fall on the slippery surface. Having found some rhythm in FP4 as things dried out, the LCR man gave his all in a Q1 session packed with big names and performed solidly to take fifth position, just ahead of team-mate Takaaki Nakagami. However, Quartararo’s flying lap was cancelled due to a yellow flag, therefore Álex will start tomorrow’s race from P14.Álex Márquez – 14th
(1’34.454)“Unfortunately, it was wet in the morning and we didn’t improve and put it in Q2 which was the main target. We didn’t improve as we expected from yesterday. But then in FP4, and especially in Q1, I think we did a good job. We gave 100% and the conditions were really tricky with the slicks and the line. So, although I’m not happy, I’m satisfied with what we did. For tomorrow we need to make a good start and be competitive straightaway. It looks like it will be dry so hopefully we can have a good race.”