All those involved in the incident between Marc Márquez and Fabio Quartararo agree that it was a race incident, with no blame attached to either side. The Spaniard apologized and explained that the incident with Takaaki Nakagami was due to a mechanical problem.
‘I spoke to the team of ‘Taka’ [Nakagami] and apologized to them. Because what happened was a mechanical problem that came up in the previous contact I had [with Fabio Quartararo]. I apologized to them and explained why it happened,” explained the Catalan at the end of the race, clarifying that the contact with the Japanese rider was due to a mechanical problem:
If you look at it from the outside and don’t pay attention to the details, you can see that I went straight at ‘Taka’ but I had no reason to because I was already in front of him. So why in the middle of the straight would I swerve to the left? That’s what happened when I activated the holeshot device. I felt the wheel blocking and I even stood up a bit on the bike when we would normally stay on the inside. Later I will try to talk to Fabio, who was at Clinica Mobile, and also ‘Taka’.