Marquez and Mir both DNF at the #IndonesianGP
The second MotoGP round held at the Mandalika International Urban Circuit took place this Sunday.
From eighth position on the grid, Marc Márquez began a 27-lap race in which he quickly moved into the Top 6.
After fighting to enter the Top 10, eight laps into the race the Repsol Honda Team rider suffered a crash that forced him to retire.
Joan Mir started the race in a positive way from 19th on the grid and was within a tenth of a second off the Top 10 after starting nineteenth on the grid. After 13 laps, when was battling for tenth position, the Repsol Honda Team rider crashed out, ending his chances of picking up points.
The World Championship now travels to Australia to for the sixteenth round of the season, at Phillip Island.
“The weekend started in a good way but then day by day, it became more complicated. Today in the race I kept calm, I was losing a little bit of ground, but I was not panicking. The aim was to finish the race and I was riding with this in mind. Unfortunately, at one point in Turn 13 I lost the front and I couldn’t save it. A tricky crash to understand but we start thinking about Australia.”
“Look, I crashed so obviously the result is a disaster, but I could see some potential today. I made a good start but I got caught up with Morbidelli a bit. Then I was recovering and I had a good pace in the 1’31s, catching the group with Miller and these guys. The only guy doing better times in front was Martin so we really have to focus on this – it’s a positive point. I am happy for this, but obviously not happy to fall. Now we get to go straight to Phillip Island, a track I really like so hopefully we can have some more pace there and keep improving.”