Thursday, June 8, 2023

Márquez will reappear this weekend at Le Mans

Marc Márquez will not have a sanction when he returns to the World Cup.

Marc Márquez will not have a sanction when he returns to the World Cup.

The Catalan pilot Marc Márquez (Honda), eight times motorcycling world champion, has just announced, after passing the TAC performed on his right thumb on Tuesday, that will take part, this weekend, in the French Grand Prix, which takes place at the popular Le Mans circuit. Márquez, who has missed the Grand Prix in Argentina, the United States and, recently, the one in Jerez, seems to have fully recovered from the fracture that he suffered in his spectacular accident, in Portimaowhen, after playing with Jorge Martín (Ducati) he crashed into the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira (Aprilia).

No penalty

Márquez, who regretted missing the race in Jerez and then the important test on Monday, where Honda finally tested the new chassis that the German firm Kalex has designed and manufactured for the official Repsol Honda team, will reappear this weekend in the French track where, curiously, should not comply with the double slow lap of punishment that they imposed on him, already in Portimao, the race commissioners and that, in an erroneous wording, they wrote that he had to comply with it in Argentina and not “in the next grand prix in which he is available”. Honda appealed and, finally, the Court of Appeal of the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) has agreed with the winged team and MM93 has been released from sanction.

Mark, animated

“First of all I want to thank my medical team,” says the driver from Cervera (Lleida) in his team’s official statement, “for their professionalism and advice during the last few weeks. Of course, you always want to return as soon as possible , but with an injury like this it was very important to let it heal. Now I’m at Le Mans and I’m focused on driving, I don’t have to worry about the injury as it’s fully healed. We are going to see what this grand prix holds for us and, most importantly, work to the maximum”.


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