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Marc Marquez’s heartbreaking crash after taking a lead left everyone in awe

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Marc Marquez entered the American circuit with high hopes of replicating the feat of his COTA victories and breaking the long winless streak after 2021. However, after a long and hard battle for the lead, the 8x world champion managed to take a lead but an unfortunate incident at Turn 11 crushed his hopes as well as left his fans heartbroken. The day of a champion Ducati driver ended at P17.

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“Desi Racing Co.” shared a video of the incident on X and the reaction and heartbreak were evident when Marc crashed after taking the lead. They X user captioned: The heartbreaking crash of Marc Marquez after attaining the lead at the #AmericasGP”

Marc Marquez reveals the cause of the COTA crash

During the race, Marquez engaged in a thrilling ten-lap battle, even losing a sidepod after early contact with Jack Miller. His daring attempt to snatch the lead resulted in a dramatic lunge and contact with Jorge Martin. Whether Marquez could have held off the charging Maverick Vinales, who fought his way from eleventh to victory, remains uncertain.

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Nevertheless, Marquez acknowledged that the speed was on his side, even after recovering from challenging situations. As the dominant GP23 rider until his accident, Marquez now sits eighth in the world championship standings, trailing Jorge Martin by 44 points.

Marquez candidly shared his experience: “We need to take the positives. We were fighting for that top group, trying to lead the race. Unfortunately, the feeling today was not the best.” He revealed that a front brake issue plagued him, forcing him to repeatedly pump the brake lever while entering corners. Ultimately, this issue caught him off guard, leading to the fateful crash. “Basically, that’s why I increased the speed and lost the front,” Marquez explained.

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Despite this setback, he remained optimistic, emphasizing the positive aspects of his performance throughout the weekend.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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