Marc Marquez said his San Marino Grand Prix victory was one of the most difficult and unusual of his MotoGP career in a dry-wet-dry race.
Honda’s Marquez scored his fourth win of 2015 after switching bikes twice, and making the perfect strategy decisions to overcome the Yamaha challenge of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.
Marquez scored Honda’s first win at Misano since 2010.
“It was really difficult to understand where the asphalt was wet or dry, because the new asphalt here is very dark,” Marquez explained. “But the team informed me really well from the pitwall.
“We had never ridden here before on the new asphalt in wet conditions, so that was really difficult. It was really, really, really slippery. It was incredible.
“Both Yamahas were faster than me on the rain tyres, but then I went in and changed the tyres at a perfect time.
“It was difficult, but in the end we did the correct strategy. My bike was starting to move, and I could see Jorge and Valentino have big degradation too, and I was losing time so I say ‘now is the time to change the tyres again’.
“The target was a victory, which we did, so I’m really happy.”