The German Grand Prix ended in disappointment for Álex Márquez as he went out in the early stages at the Sachsenring. The LCR Honda CASTROL rider had enjoyed a positive weekend at the German venue having qualified on the fourth row after progressing to Q2, but was unable to build on that progress in Sunday’s race.
Having looked comfortable in the warm-up session, Álex did not make the start he wanted and lost places over the first couple of laps. The Spaniard tried to fight his way back through the field, but contacted another rider on the fourth lap and crashed out to bring a frustrating end to his weekend.
#73 Álex Márquez (NC)
“Today we started from P12 and in the warm-up we did a really good job with the used tyres and I was feeling really prepared for the race. I made a bad start and did not have a good first two laps. I was in the middle of a group, tried to overtake and had a contact with another guy and I crashed. I’m sorry for the team because today, and all weekend, I enjoyed being on the bike and in the warm-up we were really, really good. It’s a shame because today I was thinking that the top eight was a real possibility, so I feel sorry for that. But we have shown that our bike can be good in some places and at some tracks, so we need to keep focused and keep improving.”