Honda’s Dream Team racers stay on top of their leagues despite Marc Marquez, reigning world champion of Repsol-Honda, fell short of 0.023 seconds behind Andrea Dovizioso, while fellow Honda teammate Cal Crutchlow emerged third during the MotoGP Round on Sunday.
Marquez raced against Dovioso over 22 laps as team member Cal Crutchlow tailed closely behind during the tilt held at Losail, Qatar. Both showcased strong races despite injuries attained the previous year, with Marquez having an operated shoulder and Crutchlow breaking his ankle in last October’s Australian Grand Prix.
Preparations for the MotoGP race were grueling, especially that Marquez had his first ride on a MotoGP bike after undergoing surgery for his left shoulder last December as tropical temperatures in Sepang reached 60 degrees every afternoon. Crutchlow, on the other hand, displayed confidence this season despite having an injury that caused minor swelling in his ankle.