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Hit by Lecuona, Álex Márquez evokes a “catastrophe”

Álex Márquez had his third fall-out in simply 4 begins this yr on the Spanish GP, in a race that was all all the way down to eight corners for him. Beginning 20th, the youngest of the Márquez brothers gained two positions within the first moments however contact with Iker Lecuona even earlier than the tip of the primary spherical compelled him to retire once more. Even when he doesn’t maintain it towards the Tech3 group rider, he doesn’t conceal an enormous disappointment.

“A desaster”, summarized Álex Márquez. “Not even a lap so sure, a disastrous race. I had a fairly good begin and recovered just a few positions within the first corners however then I handed Lecuona at flip 6 after which immediately, after I I turned, I used to be already within the flip, I felt the affect from the within and that was him, and that is one thing that may occur in a race that we will not management. [Je suis] unhappy and indignant as a result of truthfully it was additionally a heavy fall, at excessive velocity. But it surely’s like that.”

Álex Márquez appeared to be in ache in his shoulder within the moments after his fall however he was shortly confirmed that he was not injured: “I went by way of the medical middle on the path and the whole lot is okay, only a few bruises on [l’épaule] and my arm, however the whole lot is okay. “

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This retirement illustrates the beginning of the season for the LCR pilot. Falling 5 occasions throughout pre-season testing, Marquez entered the Qatar GP with a damaged proper foot and ended up on the bottom, earlier than one other error the next week for the second assembly in Doha. Along with the retirement of Jerez, two different crashes have been to be deplored within the race weekends because the begin of the yr, together with a violent highside in FP4 in Portugal.

These repeated incidents and a meager document within the championship, of which he occupies solely 18th place, don’t have an effect on the morale of the Catalan, decided to see the constructive in adversity: “Truthfully, it is actually not straightforward however it’s important to analyze the scenario and keep targeted. I believe it is at all times higher to work with constructive parts. So for that motive I am at all times constructive and I attempt to see the constructive in unfavorable issues. “

“We have to keep targeted, hold working at house and […] arrive at Le Mans 100% motivated, to battle from the beginning and hope that there, the scenario will change somewhat and that from FP1, we’ll really feel somewhat higher. In order that’s it, we now have to be targeted and be an actual group, all collectively to see the constructive issues. “

Publish-race take a look at was “necessary” for Marquez

Álex Márquez was capable of regain a few of this confidence even earlier than the French GP, because of the take a look at day organized on Monday on the Jerez circuit. The 2019 Moto2 Champion has sensed progress within the dealing with of his Honda, additionally testing many new options for the model, together with a brand new aero bundle that may very well be launched to racing later within the season.

“It was an necessary take a look at for us, to strive a number of issues and establish the proper path somewhat higher”, he defined to the official MotoGP web site. “We discovered a path and a greater bike, that is crucial. After all, we could not do a number of laps on new tires, we examined so much for Honda. Aside from that, I believe that ‘we gave good data to the manufacturing unit and I believe they know higher what areas to work in. For us, it was an necessary take a look at to reach at Le Mans with higher primary settings. I might have appreciated to have had a somewhat extra time on the monitor, frankly, to work on my driving. It was an necessary day for us, we examined necessary issues for the manufacturing unit. “

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“I am unable to say particularly what, however what you noticed within the footage was a physique, a brand new aero bundle as a result of we nonetheless have a wild card to make use of this yr. We’re engaged on that and a number of issues. There was nonetheless so much to do, to enhance. The weekend was tough for us and we discovered an excellent path. “

“We now have a number of choices on the manufacturing unit so I take advantage of the one I consider in probably the most. On the finish of the day, we at all times work in the identical path, we attempt to give our data to the manufacturing unit. All of us work collectively. It was not an excellent day to attract conclusions as a result of the grip degree is at all times very excessive on Monday [après la course], everybody could be very quick, so like I mentioned, we now have improved the bike a bit, we’re happy and we’re working properly for the longer term. However there may be nonetheless so much to do. “

With Chloé Millois

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