Alex Márquez saw his hopes at the German Grand Prix ended early by a technical issue as he had to retire at the Sachsenring. The LCR Honda CASTROL rider was forced back to his garage by a problem with the rear start device on his RC213V just seven laps into Sunday’s race in Saxony.
Starting from 16th on the grid, the Spaniard maintained his position at the start but instantly became aware of the issue with his bike. He managed to complete six laps before coming back in as riding conditions became increasingly treacherous. Alex will now look for a big performance next week at Assen in the final race before the mid-season break in MotoGP.
Alex Márquez – NC “Unfortunately, our race finished much earlier than we expected due to a technical issue with the bike. We worked really hard with a used tyre in the warm-up to understand how it was working with race pace on the last laps which was so important for today. But from the first lap I had a technical issue with my bike which made it impossible to ride, so I had to stop. I’m disappointed because we worked all weekend to get a good result, but that’s racing and technical issues can always happen.”