LCR Honda CASTROL rider Álex Márquez saw his hopes of a good result at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix dashed by a technical issue with his RC213v. The Spaniard was making good progress in Sunday’s race at Misano, but was forced out on the tenth lap when sat in 12th position.
Departing from the fifth row of the grid, Álex did not get the best start, but quickly made places back up on the opening laps. Having found some good rhythm, he had his sights set on the top ten as the race neared the halfway point, but was had to stop for safety, due to an alarm on the dashboard of his Honda.
#73 Alex Marquez (NC)
“Today was completely different conditions compared to Friday and Saturday, but our set-up was really good for the race. We did a good job in the race, I was feeling good although the rear did feel a little strange from the beginning. Then unfortunately I had an issue with the bike and I needed to stop as I saw it on my dashboard. That’s how it is, sometimes life is like this, but we still have two races to build up again and to keep collecting the data that we did this weekend. As I said before this weekend, we have three races to build up confidence for next year, we now have two to get a good result.”