It’s not often that pictures from a test would draw so much attention. Usually it would be a new exhaust can or air intake that would the most interesting pictures from a test, but today’s one day test in Brno has seen arguably the most outstanding save ever captured on camera.
The man who made the save isn’t a surprise, it was Marc Marquez who has made a habit of saving almost certain crashes, and we can thank his friend, Tino Martino for the outstanding photographs captured.
“I was surprised too, when I saw that picture,” said Marquez speaking to GPone.com. “I lost the front, I was practically on the ground, but the bike continued to slide, not stop. So I decided to re-open the gas and do not ask me why, the bike resumed its trajectory and raised up.”
Despite the near crash, it was a near perfect day for Marquez, who set a ultimate track record on his 2015 RC213V, showing yesterday’s fourth place was a blimp in the exemplary season he is enjoying.
“Last night I slept well, but I had some question to answer and was fortunate to have to have this test day available. I knew something strange happened, and now I have confirmation. It was a combination of things, the setup was not perfect, a circuit where I struggle and a tyre that had something wrong,” he went on to explain as to why he finished fourth yesterday.
Despite working out what the issues were, Marquez didn’t want to point fingers or blame anybody else. He insists he will take the responsibility himself.
“I wanted to be sure, I don’t like to point fingers at this or that, I prefer to take responsibility. The rubber wasn’t perfect. This morning I went to the track, with the same setup used in the race and was immediately faster. I ran with a pace of 1’56, I was able to race there.”
Marquez was happy today when he got the chance to test next years bike once again. He had the chance to test the bike prior to the summer break, and didn’t enjoy the best of times with rain and crashes hampering his progress in Brno. However today he was much happier.
“I found it better than in the first test a month ago, it has a great potential, although it’s not yet perfect. But it is already faster than the current one. I’d like to use it this season, but I spoke with the team and the engineers and we decided not to do so. The RC213V in 2014 is very good and it would be useless to take risks.”
Enjoy the pictures Marquez posted on his twitter feed of the incredible save below.