Randy Krummenacher makes grovelling apology

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Randy Krummenacher has issued a grovelling apology after he took out world 125GP title contender Marc Marquez in the recent Motorland Aragon race.

The Swiss rider lost the front at the first corner and hit Spaniard Marquez, taking the Derbi rider out of the race.

The incident put a huge dent in Marquez’s world title hopes with rivals Pol Espargaro and Nicolas Terol claiming first and second.

Krummenacher’s rash moment dropped Marquez from first to third in the overall rankings and he heads to the three back-to-back flyaway races trailing Terol by 11-points and Espargaro by five.

The Swiss rider issued a statement yesterday (Wednesday) in which he apologised unreservedly for his mistake.

He said: “There is not much to say. I am very, very sorry for Marc and his team. I apologised to them immediately after my race was finished. I crashed in turn one and I still don’t know exactly how it happened.

“Maybe I was hit from behind though. Certainly it was not my intention to take Marc out of the race. Although my start was good and even under braking into the corner everything was good – until that point where room was still left for me, because the guys in front of me closed the door and I had to ride inside the kerbs.

“At this moment I lost my front, which isn’t easy to avoid a crash in these terms. It is as it is and I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate that I am very sorry for Marc.”
Krummenacher was black flagged from the race.

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt