Marquez crash sequence photos

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When Marc Marquez crashed out of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix the reigning world champion was dealt a body blow to his title hopes. Falling 49 points behind Valentino Rossi he is now in danger of falling out of touch in the championship race. With the crash coming on the back of Honda's disastrous French Grand Prix Marquez explained afterwards this crash was different to what he had felt from the bike at Le Mans.

"No, [this was not similar to what happened in Le Mans], today the front was the positive thing because I felt confident in the front and was riding only with the front wheel," said Marquez. "The problem is that when the tyre dropped on around lap seven or eight we faced the same problems like always, big slides on entry, no support on the rear. I was riding only with the front tyre and when you are riding like this for 20 laps in the end it is easy to lose it one time."

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Steve English

By Steve English