22 - 10 - 2012
Marc Márquez drop in Malaysian Grand Prix
The pilot Catalunya Caixa will have a new opportunity to be World Champion Moto2 within seven days at the Phillip Island circuitThe rain has conditioned the Moto2 race of the Malaysian Grand Prix, in which Marc Marquez, has been dropped, without consequences, and could not finish the fifteenth round of the season. CatalunyaCaixa The pilot, who could claim today Moto2 World Champion, will have a new opportunity within seven days, in the Phillip Island circuit, in which, if you add at least two points, will be awarded the title mathematically intermediate category .
CatalunyaCaixa rider, who started from the third position, the race has started, the organization delayed due to adverse weather conditions, wisely. Not wanting to risk an iota, Marquez has completed the first lap in eighth place. In the next turn has overcome to Pol Espargaró, second place overall, and the pilot was then virtually CatalunyaCaixa Moto2 World Champion. Controlling Espargaró at all times, was going to be 12 º, Marquez has climbed to sixth place. After an exchange of positions with Andrea Iannone, the seventh when Cervera rolled on lap 13 has gone through the floor. The pilot was unable CatalunyaCaixa rejoin the race and was forced to leave.
Following the Malaysian Grand Prix, Marquez has only lost five points over his main rival in the overall standings, Espargaró, who finished 11th in a race cut short by rain. Thus, the CatalunyaCaixa leads the overall with 48 points. His next challenge: Australia.
Marc Márquez, pilot CatalunyaCaixa fall nc, 1st overall with 283 points:
"I've been very comfortable on the bike and it was very quiet because I knew Pol [Espargaró] was away. Do not want to go down the pace because it's much easier deconcentrated with water and just then it started to rain more. I tried to slow down, because in these conditions the track was slippery. Iannone knew I was close, but when I tried to overtake him missed, it was clear that this was not my fight. Ultimately much has lengthened its straight line and I was able to overtake without problems, shortly after I crashed. I did not expect, I braked much as in the previous round when he was completely straight, I have been closing address. A pity, but it is what has run in the wet. The good thing is that I have not done anything and that we had the advantage in general is very useful, now it turn the page. "
Emili Alzamora, Team Manager:
"It is never easy but this race was very complicated. Marc went well and was gradually gaining ground until, again, it started to rain. In these conditions it is very difficult to drive because when the asphalt is half wet and starts to rain again, the bike's reactions are unpredictable. Several drivers have gone down and one of them was Marc Now we continue with the great work Marc and the team are doing and face the Phillip Island circuit with the same energy as usual. "