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Marquez says Portugal MotoGP follow crash right down to “intuition”

The Gresini rider ended Friday’s running at the Algarve International Circuit safely through to Q2 on Saturday after finishing third in second practice. But Marquez did register his first race weekend crash on the Ducati when he slid off his GP23 Ducati at Turn 5 while pushing on his final time attack lap. Marquez says

Marquez says Portugal MotoGP follow crash right down to “intuition”

The Gresini rider ended Friday’s working on the Algarve Worldwide Circuit safely by to Q2 on Saturday after ending third in second follow.

However Marquez did register his first race weekend crash on the Ducati when he slid off his GP23 Ducati at Flip 5 whereas pushing on his closing time assault lap.

Marquez says a “small change” to the bike gave him extra confidence to push, however when he misplaced management of the Ducati below braking his “intuition” for using the Honda took over and led to his crash.

“We did a small change on the bike, it gave me extra confidence,” Marquez mentioned. “In case you have extra confidence, you’ll be able to push extra and step-by-step we have to go in that manner.

“The crash, for instance, was on the time assault, on the final time assault, and as I mentioned yesterday after I was behind any individual with Honda I felt higher.

“With the Ducati, I really feel worse. So, it is there the place I attempt to handle in a brand new manner. I misplaced the rear on entry, it was a wierd crash, however in the long run, I did a mistake and I have to analyse properly. I feel I do know why I crashed.”

He added: “As I mentioned to you, after I do time assault my intuition arrives after which I used to be used to going super-fast on the apex with the Honda with some sliding.

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“With this bike, that you must experience differently, the potential is in one other space.

“In that braking level I had the shaking on the primary half, after which the pace was too quick however I attempted to go in with that intuition with some slide. However now we all know that I am unable to.”

Regardless of this, Marquez says he’s “having fun with” using the Ducati in Portugal and feels it will likely be “simpler” to handle a race distance this weekend than it was in Qatar.

“Simpler than Qatar,” he mentioned when requested how he thought managing a race in Portugal will likely be.

“In Qatar I used to be struggling a bit extra. I used to be using a few of you’d say conservative, however I used to be simply using with out confidence.

“And it seems conservative, but when you do not have the arrogance you possibly can’t push.

“So, right here the arrogance is best. Additionally, Frankie [Carchedi, crew chief] begins to grasp higher my using type, I begin to perceive higher the bike and we did a small change on the bike.

“I begin to know what I would like on the bike to be quick.

“And all these items assist to have extra confidence and be sooner on the lap occasions. And particularly be fast on the occasions, which is likely one of the most essential issues on the race weekend.”

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