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Marquez's title hopes over?

Marquez's title hopes over?

Marc Marquez’s crash at the Octo British Grand Prix brought a halt to the momentum the Spaniard had been building.

At the rather wet Octo British Grand Prix it looked like we were set for an epic last-lap Silverstone showdown between Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez. The two riders disappeared at the front of the field before we were denied any Assen-style last corner drama when Marquez crashed for the fourth time this season.

The last crash came in Barcelona at the Catalan GP in the dry when the reigning MotoGP™ World Champion was trying to keep pace with Jorge Lorenzo. After that fall, Marquez switched back to using his 2014 frame with his 2015 engine and swing arm, and immediately it paid dividends.

The Spaniard went on a run of 4 podiums in a row, including back-to-back victories at the Sachsenring and Indianapolis. In the process he managed to reduce the gap to Rossi at the top of the standings from 69 points after the Catalan GP, to just 52 before Silverstone.

Unfortunately, his crash at Copse on lap 13 of the Octo British Grand Prix whilst trying to match the electric pace of Rossi now sees the double MotoGP™ World Champion fall 77 points behind the Italian in the standings.

With a maximum of 150 points left in the last 6 races, Marquez faces an uphill struggle to lift his third MotoGP™ title in 2015 but insists in his latest blog that the title fight is not over for him yet.

 

 

 

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, OCTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

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