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One downshift too many sends Johann Zarco sliding out

Just one lap after Alex Rins had fallen from second place, MotoGP world championship leader Johann Zarco saw his podium chances disappear into the Portimao gravel trap. But while the Suzuki rider was at a loss to understand why he had lost the front of his GSX-RR, as he shadowed race leader Fabio Quartararo, Zarco did at least get a clearer answer for his own downfall. Pramac Ducati data showed Zarco had downshifted to first gear instead of second, possibly due to a technical glitch, with the resulting extra engine braking then overloading the front tyre. "I bit disappointed for sure. Always easier to say it would be better to have a few points than a crash," said Zarco, leader...
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