MotoGP: Marc Marquez will not return for the Europe GP
Marc Marquez will not race the Europe GP this weekend at Valencia Repsol Honda have confirmed.
Marc Marquez broke his humerus at the opening round of the season at Jerez, since this, he has not returned to racing despite trying at the Andalusian GP.
He has been replaced by Stefan Bradl for every race so far this season with Repsol Honda confirming Bradl will replace Marquez once again for the Valencia 1 race, the European GP. It is also likely Marquez will not race the weekend after at the Valencia 2 race, potentially returning for the season finale at Portimao.
There were hints of rumours that Marquez had to undergo a third operation as his arm was not healing as it should, however Honda quickly dismissed these claims.
Stefan Bradl said about racing again, “I am very pleased that the Repsol Honda Team have continued to put their faith in me and return to ride the RC213V again.”
We have done some testing at Valencia in the past and in Aragon we made a good step with the bike, I think we can have a good weekend here and again battle with riders further ahead as we did in Aragon and Le Mans as well.”
“Always at around this time of the year in Valencia the temperature, especially in the morning, can be critical so we will have to pay attention to this.”
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