Alex Márquez saw his chances at the Australian Grand Prix ended by a crash in the first half of Sunday’s race at Phillip Island. The LCR Honda CASTROL rider had made a great start to the MotoGP showpiece, but a misjudgement on lap nine brought a premature finish to what had been an encouraging weekend for the Spaniard.
Alex Márquez – NC
“The first thing I want to say is sorry to Jack because I hit him. I locked the rear. It was my mistake. We can say that this is racing and these things can happen, but I’m really sorry for him and all his team. Specially being his home GP. Apart from that, we had a really positive weekend overall and it was a shame about the crash in the race because I was feeling really good in the group, trying to fight and go forward as I had the pace to do a really good job. But we have a new opportunity next week and I will try hard to be on the pace again.”