A mistake by the Repsol Honda team driver when he was riding in the leading group has left him without victory options, although he has returned to the race and finished eleventh.
The Malaysian Grand Prix saw the second consecutive fall of a Marc Márquez who this season had minimized the mistakes to proclaim himself World Champion two races ago. In today’s, celebrated with the asphalt completely wet after an intense rain fall just a few minutes before the start, Márquez has gone well and has been placed in the leading group, consisting of six riders. However, he dropped after an error in turn 11 mid-test and, after returning to track, had to come back to finish eleventh.
Marc Márquez: “Today was a difficult day, in the morning the weather was already unstable and finally the race was in water, before the start I decided to use the carbon front brakes, which allowed me to be stronger when braking It was the right choice and had nothing to do with the crash, I was riding quite comfortable in the front group at the start of the race, trying to take care of the tires for the end, but suddenly I fell, losing grip on the front. I saw myself with chances to finish on the podium, but it could not be and it would be better for it to happen now that we have the World Cup, this will be an experience for us next year and it helps us to value the title even more ” .