Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) will not be able to take part in the Qatar Grand Prix, the inaugural event of the MotoGP World Championship that will take place this weekend, nor in the Doha event, the second test, considering together with the medical team that “ more prudent ”was not to participate and continue to recover the humerus. “After the last review with the medical team, the doctors have advised me that the most prudent thing to do was not to participate in the Qatar Grand Prix and to continue with the recovery plan that we have followed in recent weeks,” commented Marc Márquez himself, in statements provided by the team.
Despite the fact that in the last revision carried out, 15 weeks after surgery on his right humerus, a good clinical response was found after intensifying training, prudence was chosen. “I would have loved to be able to participate in the inaugural race of the World Championship, but we will have to continue working to recover the optimal conditions that allow us to return to competition,” said Márquez, six-time MotoGP champion.
The team explains that, considering the evolution time and the current state of the bone consolidation process, doctors consider it prudent and necessary not to accelerate the return to the circuits after so long inactive. A measure thought and taken to avoid putting Márquez’s humerus at risk in high competition. The Repsol Honda team rider will undergo another medical examination on Monday, April 12, so he will also miss the second round of the World Championship, the Doha GP, and could make his debut in the third race, in Portugal.