2011 Moto2 Jerez Test Saturday Press Releases - Marquez And His Crash

Here's the press releases received so far after the second day of testing at Jerez:

A minor crash disrupts Marc Márquez plans in Jerez

A fall of the Repsol rider by mid day forced him to finish the test before the scheduled time due to the damages in his bike

Marc Márquez's 2011 preseason tests are nearly over with these there last days at the Jerez Circuit. If yesterday it was the weather what prevented the Repsol rider from continuing with his positive adaptation to the Moto2 class; today it was a crash after doing 20 laps what did not allow him to keep running. The damages of his bike forced him to stay in the garage for the rest of the session.

The young rider took the track at about 11:30 and he was cautious because the asphalt had not dried completely after yesterday's rain. Despite the clouds, the high wind dried the last puddles, although the temperature remained at 17ºC and the track was about 20ºC. Under these conditions, the Repsol rider completed about twenty laps – with a fastest time of 1 minute, 44 seconds and three tenths –, when a crash prevented him from running again.

Márquez touched with another rider when braking before the last lap of the Andalusian track and the damages on his bike forced him to remain out of the track. Emilio Alzamora's pupil did not get hurt, but he will have to wait until tomorrow to keep testing his Moto2 and finish this intense preseason. After these tests, the Repsol rider will arrive at Qatar in two weeks, ready to start a World Championship in a completely different class.

Marc Márquez 1'44.348 s, 20 laps, 89 km.
"I am fine. I fell in the area just before the entrance to the last corner of the track when I touched with another rider. The bike suffered some damages, but luckily it was just a scare. We had done 20 laps and I was feeling comfortable with the bike, despite the high wind. We had not test anything special up to that moment and everything was working well. I hope we are able to progress a little more tomorrow".


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He has always knew how to make friends. He is a brilliant rider, while I love watching him with such daring moves during races, it may be a little too much for pre-season testing...