AndaluciaGP: Marquez, Crutchlow and Rins passed fit to ride
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez, Team Suzuki ECSTAR’s Alex Rins and LCR Honda CASTROL’s Cal Crutchlow have all been passed fit to ride following their injuries sustained last week.
Marc Marquez crashed out of Sunday’s 25 lap race after a heroic ride through the field from 16th to 3rd. Marquez picked up a fractured humerus and underwent successful surgery on Tuesday afternoon before returning to the circuit on Thursday for his medical check-up.
Amazingly, Marquez has been given the green light to take to the track in FP1 ahead of the AndaluciaGP, which hosts the second round of the condensed MotoGP calendar. However, Marquez has decided to sit out of Friday’s action, according to Alberto Puig.
We will see Marc Marquez on track for FP3 on Saturday morning.
Many MotoGP fans, pundits and even riders expected Marquez to be out of action until Brno (August 7-9) at the earliest, however, Marquez has made an astonishing comeback in Jerez.
Meanwhile, fellow HRC rider Cal Crutchlow has also been declared fit to ride this weekend. The LCR Honda CASTROL rider took a tumble in the closing stages of morning warm-up and was taken to hospital where he was found to have a concussion, which is an immediate end to any rider’s weekend.
Upon further investigation, Crutchlow had suffered a broken scaphoid, which like Marquez, had operated on by Dr. Mir in the week.
Suzuki’s Alex Rins will also return to the track this weekend. The Suzuki team lost Alex Rins after a crash in qualifying at the fast turn 11.
Rins lost the front seconds after Jack Miller had crashed at the same corner, Rins reacted to Miller in the gravel and held on to his Suzuki machine for as long as he could, making sure his bike didn’t take out the Aussie or any of the responding marshalls.
Rins sustained a dislocated shoulder as well as a mild fracture, but has been passed fit to ride ahead of this weekend’s Grand Prix.
The second round of the season commences at Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, the same venue Fabio Quartararo claimed his maiden MotoGP victory just four days ago.