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