Márquez leaves Austin empty-handed

The reigning MotoGP World Champion crashes on Lap 9 of the GP of The Americas when leading comfortably. 

The Grand Prix of The Americas ended prematurely for Marc Márquez, who crashed out of the race at Turn 12 of Lap 9, when leading the contest by more than 3 seconds.

Three rounds into the season, Márquez is fourth in the MotoGP World Championship standings, nine points behind series leader Andrea Dovizioso.

Marc Márquez: “We have had six amazing years here but today I made a big mistake. When I arrived in the garage I said sorry to the team and now I’d like to say sorry to the fans because it was my mistake. It’s different to make a mistake fighting for fifth and fighting for the win, the level is there. We’re only nine points off the lead. It’s true, we made a mistake but we are human and this can happen. We need to learn from it and understand and come back stronger in Jerez.”