Phillip Island.- Australia was proving to be the best weekend of the season for Alex Márquez, who went through to Q2 and found himself in the front group after the first few laps. But in an attempt to overtake Luca Marini, Márquez lost control of his RC213V impacting, from behind, the side of Jack Miller’s Ducati, finishing both riders on the ground and miraculously not dragging Marini as well.
“First of all I want to apologize to Jack for throwing him out at his home race,” said Alex at the end of the race.
“I left the brakes a little bit, I went in too fast. Everyone can make mistakes, but this one was a little too much,” admitted the LCR.
Alex was sorry for the action, for himself, but mostly for having ruined Miller’s career.
“It can happen to all of us, but today I made a huge mistake. I felt good, that’s why I decided to go on the attack, and because things were a bit more dangerous behind.”
“I understand that Jack was mad at me. It’s a normal reaction. That’s why I went to his garage to apologize. Davide Tardozzi (Ducati sports director) told me that these things happen. He (Miller) has also made mistakes,” Alex concluded. , which next season will ride a Gresini Ducati.
After the race, Race Direction announced a Long Lap sanction for the Catalan rider, who must comply in the first four laps of the Malaysian race, next Sunday.
After the race, Alex Márquez went to the medical center, but he does not suffer any injuries.