Damage limitation for Marquez
Despite running off the track twice in his determination to finish ahead of Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow, Marc Marquez managed to cross the line fourth – preventing Rossi from taking too much of a chunk out of his title lead.
The damage limitation came after the Repsol Honda rider made the wrong choice of tyre, opting for the soft front and leaving himself to deal with the consequences in a way that only Marquez could get away with!
“Maybe at the beginning I was able to be even faster but the problem for me was after four laps I started to realise the soft tyre in the front was a mistake. It was moving too much, was slow to turn and I was using my elbows all the time trying to manage the front,” he said.
But while that might have been his