Victim of a fall and injured his right hand during the Portuguese Grand Prix, Marc Marquez will miss the Argentine Grand Prix this Sunday.
It was a weekend rich in emotions for Marc Marquez… While he hopes to reconnect this season with the world title, which has been fleeing him since 2019, the 30-year-old pilot, six-time MotoGP world champion, thought of leaving on good footing after taking pole position in the first Grand Prix of 2023, in Portugal. But during the race this Sunday, he crashed on the third lap after failing to brake and dragging down Miguel Oliveira (CryptoDATA RNF) with him. The Honda rider did not manage to resume the Grand Prix, and for good reason, because he suffered a fracture of the first metacarpal of his right thumb.
Marc Marquez immediately returned to Madrid for surgery, which involved a closed reduction and internal fixation of the fracture with two screws. The operation went well, but the driver must still observe a recovery period, which means that he will miss the second Grand Prix of the season, starting this Sunday in Argentina, on a Termas de Río Hondo circuit. where he holds the record for victories (three, in 2014, 2016 and 2019).
See you on April 16 for Marquez
This is a blow for the Spanish driver, who can see his rivals already soar in the general classification. Remember that world champion Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) already has 37 points, Maverick Vinales (Aprilia) 25 and Marco Bezzechi (VR46 Racing) 16, while Marc Marquez only has 7, thanks to his third place in the sprint race on Saturday. If all goes well, we will see Marc Marquez again on the occasion of the third Grand Prix of the season, that of the Americas on April 16. A race where he will have to perform a double “long lap” (a lap longer than the others) because he was found guilty of an irresponsible maneuver in Portugal when he caused the fall of Oliveira.