Cool-headed Marquez at the double at Czech GP
Honda’s Marc Marquez led a Spanish podium sweep at the Czech GP yesterday to extend his world championship lead with a second straight win. Dani Pedrosa was second almost a second back on the day ahead of Maverick Vinales and nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi. “I could have gone faster but there was no need to do so, I had it won and I’m not taking those risks anymore,” said the three time world champion who however celebrated by standing on his bike as he rode past the main stand to an ovation. “These kind of races (mixed weather) can be very challenging and you have to remain focussed,” Marquez said after negotiating his tyre change early. In his third win of the season the defending champion Marquez was in imperious form, starting from pole and dominating, holding his nerve during his tyre change as he temporarily dropped down the field.