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11 days ago
By Repsol Honda Team

Marquez: "P4 on the grid, 4 crashes—today was challenging"

Five-time World Champion has a difficult Saturday at his second home race of the year

Reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) had a good start to Saturday in FP3, but the rider from Cervera then found himself suffering a spate of crashes from FP4 onward and will line up P4 for his home Catalan GP.

Marquez escaped unharmed from the incident and says he was pushing 100% - but is confident he get get a good result on Sunday in front of the home fans.

Marc Marquez, P4: "Fourth on the grid, four crashes—today was a bit challenging for us, but in reality we’re not so bad. We started the day very well; I felt very comfortable in FP3, but then I crashed in FP4 and everything followed from that. We were able to prepare the bike for the qualifying session, but the feeling wasn’t exactly the same; when the temperature gets so high, the front tyre moves a lot. But I was at my home GP, so I just gave it my all and tried 100%. I crashed, but in the end we’ll start from fourth, which isn’t that bad. I think if I’m able to keep calm and ride more smoothly, we’ll be okay. I look forward to having a great race tomorrow, and to fighting for the podium."

Marquez on his crash-filled Saturday in Catalunya

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