Márquez apologises for Pedrosa clash
30 September 2013 – Ongoing MotoGP championship leader Marc Márquez has apologised to fellow Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa for their clash during the Aragón Grand Prix.
Having been overtaken by Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo and Pedrosa in the early stages of the race, Márquez was forced into a comeback. But the rookie made slight contact with his team-mate, snapping the latter's traction control cable and causing a high-side.
"I felt comfortable but I went a little wide under braking, lifted the bike up and made light contact with him," Márquez commented after the race. "I'm not sure he even noticed it, but it was a bit of bad luck because the team told me I caused his traction control cable to snap and I'm sorry for that – it's something very unusual to see.
"The important thing is that Dani is OK. I was eventually able to overtake Jorge to take the victory, which is important in terms of both the25 points and for my morale."
With four rounds remaining, Márquez holds an advantage of 39 points over Lorenzo.