Bastianini got here from 12th on the grid on his two-year-old Ducati to overhaul Marquez for fourth by the sixth lap of Sunday’s 27-lap Misano race.
The Avintia rider went on to complete third to assert his first podium within the premier class, later admitting passing Marquez – whom he referred to as “the boss of MotoGP” – was “improbable”.
Marquez showered the younger Italian in reward after ending the race over 5 seconds adrift of him in fourth having been pressured to ease off whereas following Bastianini.
Requested by Motorsport.com what he considered the Avintia rookie’s race, Marquez mentioned: “Yeah, after all Bastianini right now… throughout all weekend [he was fast].
“In QP1 he did 1m31.8s, so when any person does 1m31.8s it means they’ve the velocity.
“When he overtook me, I instantly perceive that this man, this rookie right now has an ideal alternative.
“And in a single a part of the race I used to be following him and we have been catching [Fabio] Quartararo and the highest guys. However then I noticed I used to be over my restrict and I mentioned ‘settle down, let him go’.
“However he was driving superb. He understands the Ducati loads, the best way to journey, he was braking late and exiting the nook with plenty of torque and plenty of grip.
“So, nothing particular, however he was doing every part within the right means. So, once you do that with the MotoGP [bike] the lapime arrives.”
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Workforce
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Commenting on his personal race, Marquez says fourth was a “extra vital” end result than his podium per week in the past at Aragon because it got here on a observe way more bodily demanding on his proper shoulder.
Nevertheless, he was fast to level out that he’s nonetheless “far” from having the tempo to battle for wins commonly – one thing that can also be right down to the deficiencies of the 2021 Honda as a lot as it’s his bodily situation.
“After all, this fourth place is extra vital than second place final week,” Marquez added.
“It means extra. But it surely’s true my goal is to battle for the victory and nonetheless I really feel far.
“For instance, OK I completed fourth however I really feel removed from the tempo that [Francesco] Bagnaia and Quartararo have been driving in right now, and Bastianini too – he was very sturdy.
“However right now I realised, OK bodily situation continues to be I want to enhance and it is not 100%, but in addition we’ve some huge weak factors on the bike that with out we’d have the ability to be quicker.
“Once more, driving in a proper circuit, a circuit which for instance my teammate was very sturdy throughout all weekend, we completed in entrance.
“So which means the extent is there, however I do not wish to have the extent to be first Honda; I wish to have the extent to battle for the championship and battle for the victory each race weekend.”