Marc Márquez to miss Qatar’s inaugural race 2018

Marc Márquez to miss Qatar's inaugural race

The Repsol Honda team rider, Marc Márquez, along with his medical team from the Ruber International Hospital, have considered it prudent not to rejoin the competition that begins this weekend in Qatar with the first grand prix of the MotoGP 2019 season.

In the review carried out on the Spanish pilot by the medical team led by Doctors Samuel Antuña and Ignacio Roger de Oña and made up of Doctors De Miguel, Ibarzabal and García Villanueva, 15 weeks after surgery on his right humerus, a good clinical response after intensification of training.

However, 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 much inactive time, in order to avoid putting the Márquez humerus at risk at discharge. competition.

The Repsol Honda team rider will undergo another medical examination on Monday, April 12, so he would also miss the second grand prix of the season, which is also held at the Losail Circuit.

A new setback for the Spanish pilot who sees how his return to competition and the circuits is delayed again, always in order to arrive with maximum safety and in the best possible condition, after his serious injury that had him removed from competition for much of last season.


“After the last review with the medical team, the doctors have advised me that the most prudent thing was not to participate in the Qatar Grand Prix and to continue with the recovery plan that we have followed in recent weeks. 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 be able to recover the optimal conditions that will allow us to return to competition ”.

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