In a crash strewn race Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Alex Márquez, who turned 20 the day before the race, could not capitalise on a strong qualifying performance and was upset to make an early exit before his home fans at a packed Jerez circuit.
From ninth on the grid Marquez was on the charge and challenging for fifth place on lap three when he crashed losing the front end at turn two.
Álex Márquez: “I felt really confident before the race but then the track conditions changed compared to qualifying and I made a mistake, I closed the front completely. I am really disappointed especially for the team because this weekend we had done a perfect job and I think I had the potential to finish fourth or even challenge for the podium. Based on our good work this weekend I think we can expect better results to come at the next races.”