Marc Marquez’s injury, in principle a slight concussion remedied in a crash in a training session with an off-road bike, according to the team on Tuesday, could force the eight-time world champion to also skip the last race of the MotoGP season, the Valencian Community Grand Prix next week.
Marquez did not leave for Portimao, where the Algarve Grand Prix is being held this weekend, and it was explained that it was a precaution. However, HRC team manager Alberto Puig admitted this morning that the Spaniard’s absence could also extend to the Valencia stage.
“Marc crashed and hit his head. On Tuesday he was not in perfect condition, we visited him and we decided it was better to skip this race, because to run a Grand Prix you have to be 100%,” Puig told DAZN.
As for the possibility that Marquez’s absence could also extend to Valencia, Puig hasn’t ruled out it at all.
“Marc is upset because he wanted to race here and deal with the start of the season, and for Valencia he had very high expectations, because it is a circuit he likes, on which he has won a lot. But, as I said, until we confirm it with the doctor, we won’t know if he will be able to run there, “he said.
For Honda, at the moment, the priority is that Marquez recover as best he can to participate in the official tests to be held in Jerez on 18 and 19 November, to give the engineers valuable information in view of the development of the 2022 bike.
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