The news of the last hours was not the best for Marc Márquez. The Spanish confirmed this Monday that he will not be present for the Qatar Grand Prix, which will kick off the 2020 season of MotoGP. In addition, it will not say present a week later, in the Doha Grand Prix, in the same circuit.
The Spanish will aim to return in the Grand Prix of Portugal, on the Algarve circuit. There he was testing his physical condition at the controls of a RC213V-S, with a smaller cylinder capacity than that used in the World Championship. In the last hours, the team Repsol Honda confirmed that finally Stefan bradl He will be at the controls of Márquez’s motorcycle, just as he did throughout 2020.
The German spoke into the microphones of ServusTV, which is the official channel of Red Bull, sponsor of the Japanese team in MotoGP. Marc’s injury is not completely healed yet. He underwent a bone graft and went through the entire recovery process. This Monday it was decided that he will have to rest during the first two races, in Qatar, where I am going to replace him, ”confirmed Bradl.
“Apparently his arm is still not fully recovered and, in addition, he has a problem with his shoulder. It’s probably the right decision. It’s a shame for Marc, but it will be a great opportunity for me, ”commented the Honda test rider. It should be noted that Márquez has not officially competed since the Spanish Grand Prix, where the humerus was fractured.
This Monday, Honda confirmed the news through a statement in which it confirmed that Márquez was not available for the Qatar races. «Considering the evolution time and the current state of the bone consolidation process, the doctors consider it prudent and necessary not to accelerate the return. Marc Márquez will undergo another medical check-up on Monday, April 12 ».
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