Vinales tops Buriram FP1 | Marquez goes down hard!

2019 MotoGP

Round 15 – Thailand, Buriram International Circuit

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Rider Maverick Vinales has topped this morning’s FP1 session with an opening time of 1m30.979 closely followed by rooky rider Fabio Quartararo in second and Marc Marquez in third, both trailing Vinales +0.191 and +0.208 respectively.

Marc Marquez suffers big crash

Marc Marquez has been transported to the medical centre after a serious crash while exiting turn seven just after overtaking Pol Espargaro. Initial reports suggested that the the swingarm of his RCV gave way causing the accident, but from various video feed angles, it at the very least looks like he lost the backend exiting turn seven, causing his motorcycle to somersault with the swingarm and rear wheel being destroyed as it impacted with the tarmac multiple times.

Marquez appeared to be visibly in distress immediately during the aftermath of the accident and was taken to the medial centre by stretcher and in wearing a neck brace. 

Marquez has since been transported to Bangkok for further analysis of his injuries after he reported lower back pain.

More to follow…

MotoGP FP1 Times

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Maverick VIÑALES YAMAHA 1m30.979
2 Fabio QUARTARARO YAMAHA +0.191
3 Marc MARQUEZ HONDA +0.208
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO DUCATI +0.226
5 Jack MILLER DUCATI +0.248
6 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA +0.503
7 Franco MORBIDELLI YAMAHA +0.590
8 Danilo PETRUCCI DUCATI +0.614
9 Joan MIR SUZUKI +0.774
10 Francesco BAGNAIA DUCATI +0.820
11 Alex RINS SUZUKI +0.868
12 Aleix ESPARGARO APRILIA +0.886
13 Pol ESPARGARO KTM +0.916
14 Takaaki NAKAGAMI HONDA +0.968
15 Andrea IANNONE APRILIA +1.260
16 Tito RABAT DUCATI +1.301
17 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM +1.545
18 Cal CRUTCHLOW HONDA +1.575
19 Jorge LORENZO HONDA +1.859
20 Mika KALLIO KTM +1.898
21 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM +2.054
22 Karel ABRAHAM DUCATI +2.150

Source: MCNews.com.au

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