Marc Marquez pays special respect to Afridza Munandar who died after an accident in the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup Race in Sepang. Marc said his death was a reminder of the risk taken by all racers. Marquez’s Podium of Honor for Afridza Munandar: ‘I Know Him’!
The Repsol Honda rider took a few minutes of silence to honor the death of a young 20-year-old racer in Sepang. Marc looks sad by the tragic accident incident experienced by the Indonesian racer in the Honda fostered event.
Marquez sees Munandar as a promising young talent. Where the Indonesian racer is fighting for the Asia Talent Cup title this weekend in Sepang.
In his remarks Marquez said. Munandar’s death was made as a reminder of the risk taken by all racers during the race and racers who have won must still remember this incident ..
Marc knows Munandar
“It was an emotional day after very bad news yesterday for the world of motor racing,” Marquez said. “We lost one young driver, Munandar. He is a young talent, a young racer from Indonesia and I know him from Astra Honda and we spent a lot of time there.
“We cannot forget that everyone here knows and is aware of the risks we take on the track. We take risks to arrive at good times and to achieve our goals. (every win there is a risk).
“When we reach our goal, we need to enjoy it. Today we enjoyed it because he was looking for this moment (wanting to win). He rides his motorbike and drives it for his passion. He (Munandar) will always be the most special racer in the racing world, “said Marquez
Munandar surrendered to the injury he suffered in an incident on Lap 1 at bend 10 during the opening race of the Asia Cup Talent in Sepang. Despite the best efforts of the medical team at the circuit and at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital, where he was taken by medical by helicopter.
All Asia Talent Cup racers chose to finish Race 2 on Sunday in his honor. Munandar ended the third season as a whole after claiming two wins and collecting four podiums.