Fortunately he was in a great fright, but Marc Márquez it suffered its 14th crash of the season on Friday morning, increasing the account of Honda, the manufacturer whose motorcycles end up on the ground the most times so far this year.
The # 93 was leading the FP1 of the British Grand Prix when, less than two and a half minutes into Friday’s first session, he lost control of the Honda en route to Maggots, the fast turn 2 at Silverstone.
According to MotoGP’s own data, Márquez was running at 274 km / h at the time of the crash, and the rider and bike were thrown first on the asphalt and then through the grassy escape until turns 3 and 4.
Despite Márquez’s ‘somersaults’, the protections did their job and the multi-champion was able to get up on his own foot. The motorcycle, however, was destroyed.
The session resumed for the last two minutes, but the table did not change. The positive for the Japanese manufacturer is that, in addition to Marc’s leadership (the only one who was less than a second from the two-minute barrier), his teammate Pol Espargaró finished fourth in the first test, while thanks to sixth place in Nakagami and Alex Marquez’s 10th were all in the top 10.
So far, on the social networks of Marc Márquez only one photo appears with the first position of the FP1. The FP2, at 15: 10h (Spanish peninsular time).
Enjoy the photos of the GP of Great Britain in this link or by clicking on the image