Alex Marquez crashed out of the Teruel GP in an incident he calls a ‘rookie mistake.’
Alex Marquez suffered his first DNF of the 2020 season following an impressive season, at the time he was the only rider in the class to have finished every race following a DNF from Takaaki Nakagami earlier in the race.
Marquez has been on fine form recently, taking unexpected back-to-back podiums in the wet then the dry, taking a lot of people completely by surprise. This run of form has left the rider looking for his first victory, with pace good enough for this at the Teruel GP before his crash, saying he was impatient trying to catch Joan Mir ahead of him in P3 too fast, causing his mistake and crash.
“I lost time to Zarco and Mir made a small gap and I was trying to catch him too fast, I was thinking about the podium and I needed to be patient and made a rookie mistake,” said Alex Marquez.
“We need to be realistic and be calm but also we need to be proud for the results we have recently, I think this crash will make me stronger.
If I crash fighting for P15 we need to be worried but if we crash fighting for the podium then it is something else.”
It is clear that Marquez and Honda have made a big step with Nakagami and the younger Marquez this season with the pair in a good position to be fighting for regular podiums, if the pair can work out their issues mentally in regard to racing, Honda could be a force in 2021 with the return of Marc Marquez and the signing of Pol Espargaro.
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