Barely a week has passed since Alex Marquez started the French MotoGP with a mere modest seventh place personal best from the opening eighth rounds, but now that seems but a distant memory in the wake of his first and now his second podiums.

Impressive though his charge from 18th to second in the wet at Le Mans was, Marquez himself pointed out it was important for him to replicate that form in the dry if he wanted to consider himself among MotoGP’s elite.

Remarkably, that is exactly what he’d go on to do, Marquez again on the ascendency with a run to second again from 11th on the grid.

Coming at the end of a much improved weekend all roun for the Repsol Honda rider, with MotoGP staying on track at Motorland Aragon this weekend, it bodes well for him to perhaps even finish these triumvirate of races by going one step better.

“I’m looking forward to riding again at Aragon after a strong weekend last time. We will really need to work hard to keep at the front because I think many other riders will be able to make a step, like I have done in the past, in the second race. 

“The goal remains the same: to work on our plan and try to make another step in qualifying. We have now been able to get into Q2 but there’s still work to do. If we can continue in the way we have been going these past races I will be very happy.”

As expected, his brother Marc Marquez will remain on the sidelines for another race, with the latest murmurings behind the scenes suggesting he will save himself to return to action at the final race in Portimao.