MotoGP champion Marc Marquez said he was 'happy' with his performance at Misano, despite crashing out of second place while attempting to chase eventual winner Valentino Rossi.

The Repsol Honda rider lost the front at T4 on lap 10, scuppering his chance of winning his 12th premier class race this season.

Marquez, who remounted and went on to claim a point in 15th position, said: "I'm happy with how today went, despite the crash due to my first mistake of the season, because yesterday I did not think that I would be capable of sticking with the Valentino and Jorge.

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"They had a little bit more pace, and today we were able to get fairly close to them. I saw the possibility of fighting with Valentino for the victory, but that was not possible in the end because of the mistake; I was riding over the inside of the rumble strip and that meant that I lost the front," he added.

"Luckily I was able to rejoin the race, continue with a good pace and score a point that could always come in handy in the future."

Marquez is still a massive 74 points clear of team-mate Dani Pedrosa, but the Misano incident means he will not be able to clinch his second crown in front of his home fans next time at Aragon.


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Nah what happened was normailty struck. You've been riding close and over the edge and been very luckiy with it on the whole. In part his talen has held him upright at the extremes he gets to - so I'm not knocking him.

Additionally this finally happened in a race.