AndaluciaGP: Marc Marquez to attempt Andalucia GP despite fractured humerus
Marc Marquez will attempt to ride in the second round of the MotoGP World Championship despite picking up a fractured humerus in an accident during the Spanish GP.
The World Champion was running in 3rd after a heroic come back saw the Spaniard charge through the field. Marquez started the race strong, battling Monster Energy Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales throughout the opening laps.
Marquez then made an all to common mistake, losing the front at the fast turn four but managed to pick up the front end of his Repsol Honda, running into the gravel and dropping to 15th.
With visions of Argentina flashing through the mind of the MotoGP paddock, Marquez made a successful comeback to the podium positions but highsided from his RC231V machine with five laps to go.
The #93 rider was in the wheel tracks of the YZF-M1 but lost rear grip as he hooked the power up resulting in a heavy highside.
On Tuesday, Marquez underwent successful surgery to screw the fractured humerus and has today announced to Spanish media that he will return to Jerez for the second round of the championship with the intentions of taking part in Free Practice One on Friday morning.