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Catalunya MotoGP: Marquez brothers make history

"I'm very happy - perhaps even more so for my brother than for myself!" - Marc Marquez.
Sunday's Catalan Motorcycle Grand Prix saw brothers Marc and Alex Marquez make history by winning their respective MotoGP and Moto3 races.

For reigning MotoGP champion Marc it was a perfect seventh victory of the season, claimed under thrilling circumstances after a last lap battle with Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa in front of their home fans

Earlier in the day Alex had taken his first win of the year and Honda's first in the Moto3 class since 2012.

"I'm very happy - perhaps even more so for my brother than for myself!” said Marc. “Alex deserved it, because he had been looking for a win for a long time. Last year he got one in Japan and he was finding it hard to repeat the feat, despite the great work he was doing both at home and on the track. He had been very close for several races and it is important for him to get his second win in the World Championship.

“After his result I felt a little more pressure on me, because I also wanted to win and to make it a perfect day. On Saturday he took pole and I couldn't manage it, but yesterday both of us had a great race ‒especially him. He set his own pace, like a veteran, and pushed through to the end. I am proud to see my little brother also winning; It must mean that we are doing something well at home.

“I think that for his morale the win is also important, because it shows that he is not only Marc's brother, but that he is Alex Marquez and he rides very fast."

Alex added: "It's been a very special day, because I got my first win of the season, at home and coinciding with the seventh win in a row for Marc. It is the first time that two brothers have managed to win World Championship races on the same day and I think that this is the reward for all the work that we do. Marc helps me a lot at home and we are always training together, so this makes me happy for him as much as for me. I will try to enjoy the moment and keep training to go to Assen at my best"

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