Marc Marquez realized the obvious. Back on track this Saturday morning in Jerez, the world champion has finally not signed a time in Q1 and will not participate in the race on Sunday.
The harsh reality imposed itself on a Marc Marquez who made an incredible comeback on the track this Saturday. Operated on Tuesday of the humerus, the eight-time world champion however tried it, showing unwavering courage, bordering on reasonable. The Spaniard completed about twenty laps during free practice 3 and 4, returning regularly to his pit with the appearance of the doctor systematically…
Another opportunity for the race
And for the first part of the qualification, the wait was still huge. But after just one installation lap, Marc Marquez immediately returned to his stand, going straight without going through the “debrief” box with his engineers as is customary. A strong sign followed by a communication from Honda Racing which confirmed that he would not return to the track in Q1. And logically, if he could no longer force a lap, he will not try to hold 25 laps on Sunday in the Andalusian furnace either.
Courage cannot do everything. Aware of having let slip big points last week, he tried everything to avoid being 45 to 50 points behind Quartararo or Vinales after two races and with a shorter season than usual. The MotoGP ogre should nevertheless be back in Brno, Czech Republic on August 9.
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