MotoGP » Mugello MotoGP: 'Sorry' Marquez crestfallen after late DNF


A bitterly disappointed Marc Marquez is left somewhat baffled by his crash out of second position during the closing stages of the Italian Grand Prix.

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99 Crystal Ball. - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 8:04 PM

Well as i have stated before,every race is a learning curve for MM and this weekend has been a real wake up call.He did superbly to get past Pedro but should have been happy with that.He obviously thought he could catch Lorenzo and pushed too hard.You have to know when to take the points and think of the championship.This is where Lorenzo shines.
MM will no doubt put this down to experience.

shamarone

June 02, 2013 8:44 PM

re: "However, with less than three laps remaining, Marquez would slide out of contention with a fall at turn seven, a curious tumble that left the youngster scratching his head."

translation: for the time being mugello is still a yamaha track (VR46 era), in much the same way motegi is a honda track.

the big issue - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 11:50 PM

A lot of pressure on very young shoulders. A stella rider definitely from a different planet. But it does make me think back to the rule about rookie riders in non factory teams. Lets pray he stays safe whilst hes learning. Those boyish good looks are starting to collect some battle scars :-)

steve - Unregistered

June 03, 2013 1:34 AM

It was a shame especially with the pain he probably had to go through.

I really dont understand some of the comments made at him like he needs to finish races or why was he trying to catch lorenzo?!? For one thing this is his first race he DNF and did it ever occur that he was trying to increase the gap between him and pedrosa. I doubt these riders think "oh I've passed him now, better back off in case I crash"

NZDan

June 03, 2013 2:26 AM

His biggest gamble was trying to set a pace, he was never going catch Jorge and given his recent falls in practice it was going to be a challenge for him to lead and set a pace. He would have been wiser trailing Pedro and finishing in points or maybe having a crack on the last lap. Easy for an arm chair racer to say this though. At least Crashlots had the sense to settle for third.

Weekend stand out for me was Redding.

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