Marc Marquez decided against pushing the limit in an effort to reel in Jorge Lorenzo at Misano, settling instead for a solid haul of 20 points to bolster his lead in the MotoGP World Championship.

The Repsol Honda rider - pictured saving a massive moment earlier in the weekend - had to give second best to Lorenzo for the second race running, but series rookie Marquez was satisfied with the end result.

Braking errors in the first half of the race cost him valuable time, especially after running wide while attempting to pass team-mate Dani Pedrosa and Marquez has vowed to learn from his mistakes.

"Twenty points are so important. I know that in the beginning of the race is where I struggle a little bit more. Anyway I tried to do my best but I made two mistakes, completely my fault, inexperience," he said.

"I need to be a little more patient. I lost too much time when I went wide, but I recovered my feeling and then tried to close the gap to Dani [Pedrosa].

"I had a nice fight with Dani and when I overtook him I tried to go with Jorge, but it was too much risk. It was right on the limit with ten laps to go and already I was a little bit tired," added Marquez.

"So I preferred to finish second and take 20 points rather than nothing. I also didn't feel completely comfortable with a full fuel tank; from the midway point onwards I felt a lot better.

"We did our job. Okay, maybe we were ready to fight for the victory, but I did two mistakes that will be experience for the future."

Marquez has a significant advantage over Lorenzo and Pedrosa at the top but the Honda sensation insists there will be no let-up in his hunger for victory in the final five rounds of the championship.

"Thirty-four points is quite a good distance but anyway we will try to keep the same mentality," he said.

"There are still five races and many points in front. I will be the same Marc. I will push like I did until now.

"To finish second is a great result, even though Lorenzo has gained five points on us, we are an extra four ahead of Dani.

"We are happy and have a lot of motivation to keep fighting hard at Aragon."



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