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The MotoGP world championship finally gets underway at Jerez on Sunday, behind closed doors and more than four months late, with Marc Marquez going for a seventh top-class title to match Valentino Rossi who is "99 percent" certain this will not be his farewell season. Marquez, the 27-year-old Spaniard who won MotoGP world titles in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, is determined to continue demolishing the competition on his Honda, with his younger brother Alex, who won last year's Moto2 title, as his team-mate for just one season.
MotoGP champion Marc Marquez successfully underwent surgery on his right arm Tuesday after suffering a horrifying injury during a race on Sunday. The six-time MotoGP champion had a titanium plate fixed internally to his right humerus and will spend the next two days of recovery in the hospital.
"Marc is now recovering from successful surgery and will remain in hospital for up to 48 hours," Repsol Honda, his team,. "His aim is to return to the 2020 World Championship as soon as possible with an expected date becoming clearer soon."
MotoGP champion Marc Marquez breaks arm in terrifying crash, aims to return in August after surgery
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The Spanish road racer suffered the injury on Sunday in the final laps of the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez, Spain. With just four laps left, Marquez fell off of his bike around a turn. As his body slid across the track and onto the gravel, his bike went flying in the air and hit his arm. The accident left him with a fractured humerus.
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Marquez could return for the third round of the MotoGP season in the Czech Republic, which is set to take place on Aug. 9.
"Our goal, in principle, would be to see if he can be fit to be in Brno," surgeon Xavier Mir told Catalunya Radio prior to Marquez having the procedure performed on Tuesday.
Marquez is one of the most successful active racers in the sport. He won the MotoGP championship in 2019 and has won the MotoGP championship in each of the past four seasons.
MotoGP champion Marc Marquez has second surgery on fractured arm .
MotoGP defending chamion Marc Marquez undergoes a second surgery Monday to repair a damaged titainum plate in his fractured rigtht arm.Marquez was injured during a crash in the July 19 season opener. He underwent an initial surgery July 21 in Barcelona, and doctors said there was no nerve damage.