Marcus arrived at the Echo arena in Liverpool with a heap of confidence on the back of his win at the previous round. Whilst walking the track, Marcus really liked the start setup, but was a little concerned about the triple and how wet the soil was. Starting out slowly in practice, Marcus soon found a flow and with 1 lap to go in practice, jumped the BIG triple. He was the only 85cc to do so in this practice session. This gave him a 1.5 second advantage on the pack.
With the confidence of jumping the triple, Marcus set about qualifying first and a good gate pick for the main was all he needed.
Marcus got the holeshot and laid down a really quick first lap. Marcus got a good gap on lap 1 and kept it more or less the same the entire race. Backmarkers did cause him to lose time, but he regained that time as the 2nd place rider hit back markers. The gap made on lap 1 was enough to hand him an easy win and now sits 2nd in the points standings, some 7 points adrift of 1st. This has been a good fight back after a disastrous first 2 rounds.
Marcus heads to Newcastle next and hopes to walk away with the points lead.