Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez said he was most worried after being ‘unable to breathe’ for five minutes after his big crash at Buriram this morning.
Marquez was spat over the highside of his RC213V at the end of free practice one and was taken to hospital - via the circuit medical centre - for checks.
“Was around five seconds that I couldn’t breathe. For that reason I was there on the floor, on the gravel. It is only five seconds but for me was like 20 seconds,” said Marquez, speaking at the track.
“Was a big impact and it is true that step by step it got better and better and when I arrive in the medical centre, I was already OK.
“But then, I fully understand, the doctors try to manage the situation in the best way and they prepare to have a deep scan about all these things and we went in the hospital but the most important thing is that I am OK.
“Painful everywhere, but the biggest thing after the crash was that I couldn’t breathe in a good way. This was the main problem.”
Marquez returned to the track and was able to put in a run of 23 laps in free practice two.