It could have been the right Sunday, as the feeling with the bike was excellent and so the race pace. It did not turn out to be the case as Alex Marquez lost the front at the exit of turn three while battling with Marini and Zarco for the podium. As he tumbled into the gravel, all chances to rejoin the race also faded away. It was a nightmare weekend overall for the Spaniard, who will get another shot at gold next weekend at the Sachsenring.
DNF – ALEX MARQUEZ #73
“A real shame. After so much bad luck we decided to go all-in for the podium. Maybe I should have been happy with a top-five finish but I wanted to give it all and try. I made a small mistake at turn three as I was too much on the inside and touched the white line. The team’s home GP was important for me, too. We showed once again that we could hang in there but I need more experience with the bike. When the grip level is high everything is good, but when it’s very hot I struggle to find the limit.”