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“As they say, you always learn the hard way and this crash will be a lesson for me” – Marc Marquez.
Reigning 125cc world champion Marc Marquez was fortune to escape injury when he suffered this spectacular crash (see below for full sequence) on his Moto2 debut in Sunday's season-opening Qatar Grand Prix.

The Spaniard, who had qualified second to eventual race winner Stefan Bradl, was fighting his way back up the order from a poor start when he high-sided from his Suter at turn five of the Losail circuit.

Marquez had reached sixth position when he crashed on lap 5 of 20.

"I'm fine, though I'm angry with myself because the team had done a great job for this grand prix. I want to apologise to them,” he said. “In the free practice sessions I felt really good on the bike, but I had a bad start and I wanted to recover too fast.

“As they say, you always learn the hard way and this crash will be a lesson for me. The first mistake was at the start and then I made the second, to rush. I am really angry because we were doing such a good job.

“I was worried about the start and the front of the bike jumped. The crash was when I was going out of the corner, as I opened the gas too early. The warm-up being yesterday is no excuse, as it is the same for everyone.

“We still have many kilometres ahead to learn and today the overeagerness to do well took its toll. I am certain I will learn from that mistake. It was a pity, as I had a good pace. Anyway, I hope everything goes better in Jerez."


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zi - Unregistered

March 20, 2011 9:28 PM

“As they say, you always learn the hard way and this crash will be a lesson for me”Marc Marquez. WOW.. u already have that 'mental' keep it on.. everyone know.. u are a 'star'

Doctor Chocolate - Unregistered

March 20, 2011 9:47 PM

The crazy thing is, he had the same exact kind of crash on the ktm back in 2009 while battling for a podium. Looks like the "spectacular highsides" at Qatar are a part of Marquez's baptism of fire. One thing is for sure, the kid is tough as nails and I still have my money on him for the championship.



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