Heavy crash prevents Márquez progress into Q2

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The Repsol Honda Team rider escapes unhurt and earns 20th on the grid. Stefan Bradl will start from eighteenth.

Heavy crash prevents Márquez progress into Q2

Álex Márquez would go to the Clinica Mobile after suffering a spectacular crash at Turn 11 of the Circuit Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia, at the end of Q1. The Repsol Honda Team rider escaped serious injury and has undergone a series of medical check-ups and has been diagnosed with a bone marrow edema to his left hand. Márquez will participate in tomorrow’s warmup and will evaluate his condition thereafter.

Teammate Stefan Bradl failed to make the cut for Q2 and will start the Valencian GP from 18th. Bradl, who was less than a second off making it into Q2, clocked a time of 1:31.831.

Tomorrow’s Valencian GP will get underway at 2pm CET.

Valencia GP 2020 – Rider statements


“It was not an easy day today at all. First the conditions were very difficult, never fully dry and never fully wet. When it came to Q1 I knew I had to push even if it was still risky, I was pushing very hard for a better lap time and unfortunately I had a really big crash. I came down very hard on my hip and lower back, after a minute I was able to get back and I tried to go out on the second bike but when the adrenaline wore off, it was clear I could not do another lap. Now we just have to see what the pain is like tomorrow.”


“Again the weather had a really big impact on everything we did today, it made everything complicated. This morning it was half and half and then the same in Qualifying, it upset our plans a little bit and my feeling was not great. In Free Practice 4 we were quite satisfied, but in Q1 I did not want to risk anything. It’s going to be a tricky race but we will do what we can.”

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