He Spanish Grand Prix of motorcycling, which takes place this weekend at the Jerez circuit, will not be able to count on the presence of the rider most loved by the fans, the eight-time world champion Marc Márquez (Sling)who still has not fully recovered from the fracture he suffered in his right thumb, the one for the gas, the one for the handlebar grip, the one for the rear brake, the one that serves to speed up the braking and, therefore, today he has announced that will not be in the first big Spanish event of the world of MotoGP. Márquez fractured his right thumb when colliding with the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira (Aprilia) after losing control of his Honda.
The clinical and radiological evolution was considered satisfactory,” says the statement from the equipment Repsol Honda, “however, due to the nature of the fracture and the time that has elapsed, the medical team led by Dr. Roger de Oña together with Marc have decided to continue his recovery and preparation over the coming weeks and focus on his possible return at the French GP, from May 12 to 14”.
“Yesterday we did another CT scan and it has been confirmed that, despite the fact that the lesion is progressing favourably, the bone has not yet finished healing and racing in Jerez was risky”, comments Márquez, who, however, will be present tomorrow at the inauguration of Garage 93, a small exhibition of his MotoGP Hondas with which he won the titles. “Together with the medical team we have decided not to take any risks, wait two more weeks and return to Le Mans. I am very sorry to miss the Spanish Grand Prix because it is always special, because of the atmosphere, for racing at home and, above all, for seeing and enjoying the fans. I will continue with the rehabilitation and I will work to be back as soon as possible. Thank you for your messages of support.”
Iker Lecuona, Honda rider in the Superbike World Championship, will ride the Catalan champion’s Honda RC213V on the Andalusian track.