Marquez crashes sweeping out Zarco in the second practice at Sachsenring

Marquez crashes sweeping out Zarco in the second practice at Sachsenring

Marc Marquez crashed sweeping out Johann Zarco on Friday’s second practice for the German MotoGP at Sachsenring.

The second free practice session at the Sachsenring track ended with a horrible crash between Marc Marquez and Johann Zarco.

The eight-time world champion crashed his bike at the first turn of the German track after losing control which resulted with Johann Zarco being vigorously struck by Marquez’s RC213V.

Zarco, who was leaving the pits was violently knocked over when the Repsol Honda crashed during a fast lap. Fortunately, the Pramac Racing rider got onto his feet and shortly after appeared to be unhurt.

Zarco escaped what appeared to be a terrible crash in which he struck the ground with his head as he fell. As a result, the session was red-flagged with only three minutes and seven seconds left.

The Pramac Ducati rider’s session was over since his bike broke in two from the force of the crash. Marquez did, however, briefly go back to action.

This comes after LCR Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami suffered a significant crash at the Sachsenring earlier. Joan Mir and Alex Rins will be missing this weekend’s event due to injuries sustained in collisions last weekend.

Marquez has not managed to finish the last four Grands Prix he has started and has indicated that this has been a result of the limited capabilities of his Honda.

He was reminded by The Guardian of Jorge Lorenzo’s comment that he is the only rider who is not afraid of crashes.

“I may be,” Marquez replied. “He said it – and I also feel I’m never scared. Maybe sometimes I’m taking too much risk but I cannot ride a bike worrying about the crashing.

“It is the only way I know to ride a bike fast. I will say I have 20 [crashes] a year… Maybe 250 crashes?”

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