MotoGP 2020: The injured reigning champion Marc Marquez has to miss another two to three months due to an injury SPORTS UPDATES
Marc Marquez is the reigning MotoGP world champion. But he won’t be able to defend his title as he will be sidelined for another two to three months after breaking his right arm at the season opener in July.
Spielberg: Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez is out for two to three months after breaking his right arm at the season opener in July. This ends any chance that the Spaniard will defend his title.
“The goal of Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team is to return to the World Championship when Marc’s arm has fully recovered from the serious injury in Jerez,” Honda said in a statement on Saturday.
“It is estimated that it will be two to three months before Marc can return.”
The 2020 season ends on November 22nd at the Portuguese Grand Prix, which means Marquez could potentially miss the rest of the season.
The 27-year-old Marquez has won the MotoGP title in six of the last seven seasons and in the last four each.
However, he hasn’t scored a single point this year after being injured in the first race of the season, the Spanish Grand Prix on July 19.
“There has been a lot of talk about Marc’s recovery and the different deadlines, but from day one after the second operation we have said that the only goal there is is for him to be one hundred percent,” said team manager Alberto Puig.
“We don’t want to rush. As soon as Marc is able to return to the level he is familiar with and compete, we will think about the next goal.”
The French rider Fabio Quartararo from Yamaha-SRT leads the championship standings with 67 points from four races, the Italian Andrea Dovizioso from Ducati is 11 points behind in second place.
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