As a result of a strange incident that occurred in the first practice session of the Dutch Grand Prix, Marc Marquez ran into the Ducati rider. Enea Bastianini let off the gas in an instant, which Marquez obviously did not expect, and hit him and flew off the track.
Enea Bastianini revealed that Marc Marquez apologized to him after the race. "At Turn 1, I nearly lost the front – it was a good save!" he said, as quoted by motorsport.com "Then at Turn 4 I saw the other riders coming from behind and I made space [for them].
I was on the outside, and Marc was with me. It can happen, MotoGP is like this. After qualifying he came to my motorhome to say sorry." Marc Marquez had no intention of doing such a thing, but he explained how the incident happened and what the problem was.
"It’s just like on the road. The person hitting from behind is the one who made the mistake. I’ve had that situation a thousand times. But this time, when I was looking behind me to make sure I wouldn't disturb the other riders, Enea [backed off] and I didn’t see”.
Enea Bastianini and shoulder problems
Enea Bastianini is happy with how everything turned out. He hopes for a positive outcome tomorrow. However, the pain in his shoulder worries him. “After the disaster of qualifying, the race was not so bad," he said.
"I overtook quite a few people and my pace was quite good. It wasn’t far to the leading group, and I’m happy about that. And we understand a few things now. Tomorrow the objective is the same: to recover some positions.
But the long-distance races can be a problem to me – I was destroyed even after today’s race, with some shoulder pain. But I still have to try to improve on today!"