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Marc Marquez falls to 20th, commits to new chassis, traction control fix

It was a walking-wounded Marc Marquez that returned to Assen on Saturday, following his huge highside in Friday's MotoGP free practice. The eight-time world champion, who broke Honda's longest premier-class losing streak since 1982 at Sachsenring last weekend, had laid the blame for the accident firmly on a glitch in his RC213V's traction control system. "Only Honda riders have these kinds of highsides. In Portimao Alex and Pol. Here me. It was a similar crash in 2020 in Jerez. We must understand," Marquez said on Friday. The Spaniard called for urgent action from HRC for both safety and performance reasons: "These crashes take a lot of confidence from you because you...
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