The only thing missing was the official confirmation from Marc Márquez. While his replacement Stefan bradl had given the scoop (unintentionally), everyone in the Paddock of MotoGP They supposed that it would be difficult for the Spanish not to return this year. Since Sling, they had dodged all the questions about the recovery of the champion and from their surroundings they followed in his footsteps.
However, the team’s own driver Repsol Honda he got tired of the speculation and put an end to the situation. Through his Twitter and Instagram accounts, Marc Márquez confirmed that he will not officially compete again in the 2020 MotoGP season. Stefan Bradl would continue to lead the Spanish motorcycle, who will aim to return stronger in 2021.
The Repsol Honda team confirmed this Tuesday that Marc will not be in Valencia next Sunday. Like every Tuesday, the structure announces the line-up of the race and Cervera’s was not there. That is why Márquez got ahead of the game and made the news known to the media and his fans on social networks.
“I will not compete again in 2020”
With an image that accompanies the text, Márquez shared his feelings. «This season I will not compete again. After evaluating how the arm is with the doctors and my team, we have decided that the best option is to return next year. Now it’s time to continue with the recovery process. Thanks for the messages of support. With a lot of desire to return in 2021, “said the Spaniard.
For its part, in addition to confirming Bradl for this Sunday, Honda shared a statement about Márquez. “While his recovery continues, Marc Márquez and the Repsol Honda team confirm that he will not participate in the remainder of the 2020 MotoGP season and aims to return in 2021. Working on his recovery program and following the progress of his arm, Marc Márquez, together with Honda, his team and multiple expert doctors, has decided to delay his return until 2021, ”they point out.