After struggling at the GP of Ireland, Marc was motivated to turn the tables at his home GP. After checking out the lay of the land during the free practice sessions, he posted the pole position time in the qualifying session.
Marc started the first heat in fifth position. He battled for a while to find his rhythm, but once he was in his stride, things went better and he could advance. At mid-race distance he was in third spot, and not long after, he went into the lead. He opened up a gat to the second placed man and won the first race comfortably.
Marc started even better in the second race, and held onto third spot. Unfortunately, the rider in front of him fell, and he went down as well, dropping down to 15th. He recovered well and regained all the lost positions within the space of a few laps. He even moved into the lead briefly, but another crash dropped him back down to third, where he finally finished the race.
The two strong race results were good enough for overall victory in Lierop. Marc will travel to the last GP of the season in Faenza next weekend to defend his 10th spot in the world standings.