The "salvada" of Spanish Marc Márquez during Grand Prize of the Valencian Community has gone around the world. And is not for less. For the moment in which it occurred (in the final laps of the last race of the year, playing the MotoGP World Championship) and for the new data that is beginning to be known after the exhaustive analysis of the telemetry. The Honda team rider reached the end of the main straight and braked 30 meters later than usual. He took the curve at 153 km / h, in third gear. Losing the front end, the front wheel slipped for more than 50 meters and the incline reached 64º. In spite of everything, he did not fall.
“When we got to the corner, I saw coming that she had entered too fast, but I thought 'I'll stop her, I'll go in'. I got down on my knee, released the brake, and then the fork closed. I thought 'Bye! But then, 'bang!' I propped up my elbow! I made a lever with my elbow and knee, and I think with the help of the fans, the bike was lifted ", says the protagonist of an action that has been repeated a thousand and one times on television and has been shared with admiration on social networks.
The handling and dexterity of the MotoGP World Champion at the handlebars of his Honda RC213V are already beyond doubt among fans. In 2013, the year of his debut in the top flight, Márquez was a pioneer by leaning his elbow on the asphalt as a reference in the curves, a skill that has evolved season after season, to the point of being the protagonist of several "saves" anthological, with only 24 years of age.
For example, he already played with the laws of gravity in training after the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic in 2014. He repeated on the same stage two years later and, again, we saw him stop time and float in the training of the past the Malaysian Grand Prix, specifically at Turn 1 at Sepang.
The last time Marc questioned physics and logic was at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit itself, on the first day of training for the 2018 preseason, just a week ago.
The start of lap 23, of the 30 that were completed in the recent Valencian GP, will remain forever in the memory.