Marquez says Martin Silverstone crash "utterly my fault" - Motor Informed
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Marquez says Martin Silverstone crash “utterly my fault”

Martin ran broad into the Vale part of the Silverstone observe on the opening lap of 20 in Sunday’s British GP, permitting Marquez to come back again up the within on the subsequent nook.

However Marquez clattered into Martin and took each of them out of the race.

Marquez admits his transfer was “too optimistic”, and says he received caught out by Martin coming again onto the racing line having run broad.

“I wish to apologise to Martin as a result of it was utterly my fault,” Marquez stated.

“I used to be too optimistic on that overtake. It is true that it was an odd scenario as a result of [Fabio] Quartararo and Martin went broad, very broad, and I count on that Martin was extra out.

“And what I did was simply put together the nook, after which I put the bike straight as a result of I did not have time to vary to second gear.

“I modified to second [gear] however I did not have time to vary to 3rd gear, and so the calculation was not the right one, so was utterly my mistake.

“It is true that was the primary lap, I used to be too optimistic. My mistake, I apologise to Martin, to Pramac staff. However races are typically like this and as we speak it was my mistake.”

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Martin accepted Marquez’s apology, however was nonetheless “dissatisfied” to have his race “destroyed” by the Honda rider having felt like he might have fought for victory.

“You possibly can see the pictures and… I am dissatisfied about as we speak as a result of I felt tremendous sturdy, additionally watching the tempo I’d have been combating for second or perhaps the win,” Martin stated.

“I do not know, however I’d have been there. At that second it is a bit troublesome to explain however I used to be actually on the within and felt the contact, so yeah. No matter. It is racing, and onto the following one.

“He got here to make an apology, that is actually good from his facet however he destroyed my race.

“And that is the primary downside. He did not measure it in the fitting manner, there was no area and I hope he can study from this one and study for the longer term.”

Martin refused to touch upon whether or not Marquez deserves a penalty, solely that he hopes “race path will do the work”.

“It is not my enterprise [to give penalties], I hope race path will do the work,” Martin added.

“I do not know. He might make the cross and be a bit nearer.

“I do not know why he put the bike up once more, I do not perceive as a result of he might make the transfer and was already on the within.

“He went broad and pushed me out. It is what I do not perceive. The penalty is none of my enterprise.”

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