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‘Surprising brake drawback’ induced Marquez’s crash from COTA MotoGP lead

Qualifying third on the grid, Marquez was tipped by many coming into Sunday’s grand prix to add an eighth Americas GP win to his tally. A factor in that victory battle, Marquez took the lead of a race for the first time as a Ducati rider on lap 11 when he carved past Tech3 rookie

‘Surprising brake drawback’ induced Marquez’s crash from COTA MotoGP lead

Qualifying third on the grid, Marquez was tipped by many coming into Sunday’s grand prix so as to add an eighth Americas GP win to his tally.

A consider that victory battle, Marquez took the lead of a race for the primary time as a Ducati rider on lap 11 when he carved previous Tech3 rookie Pedro Acosta at Flip 1.

However Marquez crashed out going into Flip 11 simply moments later, which he mentioned was right down to a difficulty together with his entrance brake that meant “no person was there” when he grabbed the lever.

“Disappointing particularly as a result of I used to be feeling good, I used to be feeling laborious, sturdy,” he mentioned.

“However yeah, I’m extra dissatisfied as a result of at present the pace was there, the sensation was there, however I had surprising issues with the entrance brake throughout all of the race that gave me a variety of difficulties to trip.

“Even like this I used to be even in a position to be within the prime group as a result of the tempo was not quick, after which I attempted to guide as quickly as attainable to see if the temperature modified on the brake or one thing.

“And it was enhancing the brake feeling. However sadly, after I braked on that Flip 11, I braked and no person was there [no pressure] after which on the second time it was higher however nonetheless an excessive amount of pace and I misplaced the entrance.

Marc Marquez, Gresini Racing

Marc Marquez, Gresini Racing

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

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“However an important factor is I really feel aggressive and this offers me a very good mentality.”

He added: “On knowledge we noticed the issue was there and for instance we noticed on the brake level the place I crashed, I braked two instances.

“I pulled the brakes, nothing there, no strain. After which I pulled a second time and it was a bit higher however there was no strain.

“So, now they should perceive. Not solely there, additionally in Flip 12 I used to be braking two instances, 3 times. So, we have to perceive the factor to enhance for the long run.”

Whereas believing he may have fought at the very least for the rostrum by to the chequered flag, Marquez feels this drawback is a traditional a part of a brand new venture and says the Gresini workforce is fast at producing solutions to points.

“ that I’m a man that if I crash I say ‘sorry, I crashed’,” he famous. “At the moment we had a variety of issues however the good factor is they’re regular issues in a brand new venture.

“When we now have issues we have to create the reply, and now at present we had the issue and we have to create the reply. I believe the workforce is sort of fast and we can have a solution for the long run.”

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