The rider was on a lap that was threatening to put him on pole in the dying moments of qualifying when he slid off going into Turn 5, which ultimately left him third on the grid.

Marquez was one of three riders to crash at Turn 5 in Q2, with poleman Fabio Quartararo and also falling foul of the corner.

The issue of bumps was raised in the safety commission on Friday, with several riders critical of it.

Marquez says he did crash on the bump, but the bump itself was not the cause of his fall.

Quartararo crashed later into the corner, but he too denied that it caused him any problems.


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