Sport MotoGP champion Marc Marquez breaks arm in terrifying crash, aims to return in August after surgery
WSBK test Barcelona: top times by Jonathan Rea and Scott Redding
© Kawasaki Jonathan Rea set the fastest time on on Thursday. Catalunya instead. World champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) and rookie Scott Redding (Ducati) again had a remote duel in the time hunt. BMW was also involved in the top field, while there were question marks at Honda. © Ducati Scott Redding The hunt for times started in the morning. The asphalt temperatures were significantly cooler than on Wednesday.
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."
Quartararo quickest in Jerez practice as Marquez angers Rins
Fabio Quartararo set a new record lap time at Jerez on Saturday in the third practice session for the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix, as Alex Rins was angered by world champion Marc Marquez. Fastest combined times from practice for the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez de la Frontera: 1.Frenchman Quartararo, 21, posted a blistering one minute, 36.806 seconds on his satellite Yamaha bike to book a spot in the second qualifying session (1210 GMT), edging out Australian Jack Miller by 0.052 seconds.
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.