Britain’s Jake Dixon crashed out of his first Moto2 race with the Nieto team after braking with a full tank of fuel caught him out in Qatar.
Dixon had been on the back foot after a crash in the first free practice but managed to make his way up to 20th from almost the back of the grid before going down.
“It hasn’t been the easiest of weekends, starting with the crash in FP1 which was my own mistake. In the race I got a good start and I was in the group battling for fifteenth,” said Dixon.
“I felt really good on the first few laps and then I got a good run out of turn three, but with a full fuel tank, I broke later and harder than I had been doing there and lost the front.
“I tried to get going again but the bike wouldn’t restart. I want to say sorry to the team because I feel like I have let them down.”