Jerez, Spain – Reigning world champion Marc Marquez of Honda broke his proper arm in a crash on the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez on Sunday, his staff has confirmed.
Marquez crashed at flip 4 with 4 laps to go, ending his race and injuring his shoulder in a fall the place he was catapulted off his bike earlier than bouncing off the monitor and into the gravel.
The 27-year-old Spaniard walked away from the crash with the assistance of monitor marshals however was clearly in ache after being hit by the bike and was later put in a neck brace earlier than being taken to a medical centre for X-rays.
“(Marquez) suffered a . fracture to his proper humerus,” Honda stated in a assertion, including that he would journey to Barcelona for surgical procedure.
“MotoGP medical employees have confirmed there isn’t any different critical head or thoracic trauma however (he) will stay below commentary for 12 hours.”
Honda stated they want to have Marquez operated on on Tuesday and an replace on his restoration time could be given at a later date.
The Spaniard is the third rider to endure an harm this weekend after Suzuki’s Alex Rins injured his shoulder in a fall in qualifying on Saturday, whereas LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow missed the race after injuring his again in a crash within the warm-up session on Sunday.
Petronas Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo received the Spanish Grand Prix for his first MotoGP victory.
The second race of the season, the Andalusian Grand Prix, will likely be held on the identical circuit subsequent weekend.