June 21, 2024
Marquez escapes Oliveira Portugal MotoGP clash with minor penalty

The Honda rider commenced both equally the dash race and the main grand prix from pole just after surprisingly topping qualifying.

Marquez transformed this to a third-place finish in the sprint and was a factor in the podium fight early on.

An intense begin noticed Marquez force each himself and Pramac’s Jorge Martin a little bit wide at the 3rd corner on the opening lap as he attempted to reclaim the lead getting dropped out off the line.

Then on the third tour, Marquez misjudged his braking for Change 3 and manufactured call with Martin, right before slamming into the facet of RNF Aprilia’s Oliveira.

The incident took the two Marquez and Oliveira out on the location, when Martin was dropped to 16th prior to ultimately crashing out acquiring recovered to 10th late on.

Marquez will fly to Barcelona for checks on a suspected fracture on his appropriate hand, while Oliveira suffered some bruising – nevertheless appears to have escaped with no really serious injuries.

The stewards summoned Marquez immediately after the race and have handed him a double lengthy lap penalty to be served in subsequent weekend’s Argentina GP should he be declared healthy to journey.

 

If not, that penalty will have over to the Americas GP.

Speaking right after the incident, Oliveira claimed: “Today was a disgrace. Clearly, to conclusion my house GP soon after two laps is not what I was anticipating for absolutely sure.

“Anyway, I think we can be incredibly happy of the development we had, coming from a tricky working day on Friday, qualifying like we did yesterday, possessing the podium in hand in the dash race.

“The start out we made today, leading, coming 2nd, I assume nowadays was a crystal clear opportunity to rating a podium. From the crash I’m still really bruised on my suitable aspect.”

Martin has damaged a toe in his foot and has hurt his ankle in the Marquez incident, with the Pramac rider noting “it’s not the first time he destroys my race” in reference to their collision in the 2021 British GP.

“I have broken a person toe on the foot, and also on my ankle I have something,” stated Martin.

“I never know what, I will check tomorrow. But it’s a pity for the reason that I had the rate to struggle for, I really do not know if it was the victory, but we had been very near without the need of that effect.

“After the affect, he moved my handlebars so I was riding in a complicated way. I was rather rapidly [still], recovering to the team of the fourth position.

“So, I was pretty aggressive in the center of the race. It’s not the initially time he destroys my race, so maybe in future he regulate to stay clear of me or at minimum race direction do a thing for the reason that I never ever destroyed a race for him or wounded me. It is currently the next time, so I hope he can strengthen.”

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Miguel Oliveira, RNF MotoGP Racing

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Miguel Oliveira, RNF MotoGP Racing

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Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Miguel Oliveira, RNF MotoGP Racing

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Workforce, Miguel Oliveira, RNF MotoGP Racing

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Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Miguel Oliveira, RNF MotoGP Racing

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Crew, Miguel Oliveira, RNF MotoGP Racing

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