How did the MotoGP™ rookies perform in Jerez?

“Our rookie Alex Marquez has done a very good job,” said Team Manager Alberto Puig. “The objective was to finish the race and reduce the distance with the leader. Last week, this gap was 27 seconds, today instead it was only 19 seconds, this is almost eight seconds gained, it is a lot, especially given the conditions. He had a good pace, but he still needs to understand the bike on new tyres. From our technical and racing point of view we are very happy because he is learning and understanding each race. Not crashing helps you take more steps and be faster every time you get on the bike.”