It ended with yet another retirement, the third in a row, the Catalan GP of Marc Marquez. On the home circuit, the Cervera driver remained glued to the leading group during the first part of the Grand Prix. But then he came to ask too much of his body and his Honda, sliding to the ground during the seventh round of the race. However, those who expected the eight-time world champion downcast and disappointed after the umpteenth fall of this very special season, had to change their minds. In fact, from his own Twitter profile, Marquez preferred to see the glass half full.
“Today we did the best seven laps of the year – wrote the Spanish – it is a difficult time, but I am sure that together we will get out of this situation. Always positive “. Then analyzing the race, Marquez explained how his crash came and why he decided to force his pace so much starting: “My intention today was to start well and push, because I thought maybe the others would try to manage the tires. I gave everything at the beginning because if I hadn’t done it, today I wouldn’t have slept well “ remarked Marquez, always faithful to his classic way of approaching races.
“I fell, but I proved to myself that I can do it. So this was a good thing. Instead of finishing in 12th or 13th place, today was the day to take risks. We have a test tomorrow, it’s an important day – more important than today. We continue to work and never give up “, concluded the HRC home rider.
His teammate was also forced to retire, Pol Espargarò. “We are experiencing a difficult time – the compatriot admitted – we crashed in the race. We chose the hard tire which was the best tire given today’s conditions, but we are struggling with grip and losing time for it. It was a frustrating race, but we need to stay positive and keep working. We need to reverse the situation, there is still more than half the championship to do. Tomorrow there is a test and we are looking for important solutions ”.