Marc Marquez has taken revenge at the event he helped to create, winning the 2016 edition of the Superprestigio in dominant style. The 2016 MotoGP champion had dominated the qualifying heats, and chose the inside gate to start from.
Though he dropped behind the excellent French Supermoto champion Tom Chareyre off the line, he entered the first corner in good position, with AMA star Brad Baker tight on his tail. The pair quickly slid through to take the lead.
In previous years, Baker was capable of taking the fight to Marquez and beating the Spaniard, but this time, Baker struggled. Marquez quickly built up a lead that would not be challenged.
Baker, meanwhile, had trouble behind him, with Toni Elias sliding inside him to take second, leaving Baker to battle with Chareyre for the final podium spot.
Chareyre tried one hard move on up the inside with a couple of laps to go, but Baker kept the door closed, and Chareyre went down after hitting the inside of Baker’s Honda. A disappointed Baker crossed the line to take third.
Results of the 2016 Superfinal at the Barcelona Superprestigio:
|1||93||Marc Marquez||ESP||Honda||MotoGP||16 laps|
|3||6||Brad Baker||USA||Honda||American Flat Track||4.583|
|5||17||Gerard Bailo||ESP||Suzuki||Spanish Flat Track||8.203|
|7||77||Ferran Cardus||ESP||Suzuki||Spanish Flat Track||1 lap|
|8||4||Thomas Chareyre||FRA||TM||Supermoto||1 lap|
Source: DTX Barcelona; Photo: © 2016 Steve English – All Rights Reserved