Marc Márquez suffered a crash ten laps from the chequered flag in the French GP, when he was in fourth place. Reigning World Champion started from fifth position in Le Mans, having been up to fourth on the opening lap, but he was not able to finish the race.
Marc Márquez: “Of course the race wasn’t the best for us. It’s a shame as I was really focused on trying to finish the race. Since Saturday, I haven’t felt totally comfortable with the front and it seems like the first sector of the track wasn’t ‘my’ sector this weekend!
I knew what my pace was and that the Yamaha riders were stronger, but my target was to fight for four or fifth place and just be competitive until the end. I tried to be careful but then for some reason I lost the front very quickly. I didn’t expect this mistake, but the good thing is that we’re not very far back, only 27 off the lead.
I hope that I’ll have more confidence in the front with the new tyre Michelin is bringing. We have to work hard and try to recover but I look forward to doing better in the next races”.