Just six days after fracturing his right humerus in a massive Spanish GP crash, Marc Marquez has decided to not compete in tomorrow’s Andalucia GP.
The Spaniard crashed heavily with just five laps to go in the opening round of the season, sustaining a fractured right humerus. Marquez returned to Barcelona where he was operated on by Dr. Mir and his team, before making a shock return to the Jerez circuit on Thursday.
The eight-time Champion underwent a medical test and was declared fit on Thursday afternoon, but would decide to sit out Friday’s track action.
Marquez completed 18 laps in the third free practice session and pulled out of FP4 after ten laps.
The Repsol Honda rider then took to the track for the first qualifying session, but opted to pull into the pits and call it a weekend.
Speaking to the media straight after qualifying, Alberto Puig claimed Marquez “is in a lot of pain and therefore will not race in Sunday’s Grand Prix”.
This now gives Marquez 13 days before the green flag drops for FP1 at Czech Republic’s Brno circuit, a track Marquez has stood on the top step in the premier class three times.