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MotoGP: Marquez swaps RCV213 for Lead 125

Published: 04 July 2016

Updated: 04 July 2016

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Marquez was left in the unusual position last weekend at the Dutch TT of swapping his Repsol Honda RCV213 during Saturday’s qualifying session for something quite different after a crash left him in a desperate race to return to track. 

Crashing out before setting a fast time and with only minutes left, he ‘borrowed’ a photographer’s Honda Lead 125 scooter, making it back to the team’s garage in time to just complete a lap good enough for fourth on his second machine.


“When I crashed the first target was to arrive back in the garage. I saw one scooter with the keys in it, so….! I took it, and when I turned to come back I saw Tino the photographer and asked if I could take it! He said it was ok for me to take it, but honestly if he had said no I would have continued anyway!

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