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Sport Motorcycling: Marquez hoping to race at Jerez a week after breaking arm

14:28  23 july  2020
14:28  23 july  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Marc Marquez will miss this weekend's Andalucia Grand Prix after breaking his arm in Jerez last week , leaving With only 13 MotoGP races confirmed so far for the 2020 season, Marquez 's absence hands Quartararo and Ducati will be hoping for better pace after Andrea Dovizioso's third-place

Marc Marquez will miss this weekend's Andalucia Grand Prix after breaking his arm in Jerez last week , leaving With only 13 MotoGP races confirmed so far for the 2020 season, Marquez 's absence hands Quartararo and Ducati will be hoping for better pace after Andrea Dovizioso's third-place

(Reuters) - MotoGP champion Marc Marquez is hoping to race at Jerez this weekend despite breaking his arm four days ago and undergoing surgery on Tuesday, the official MotoGP website said on Thursday.

a close up of a boy wearing a baseball hat: FILE PHOTO: MotoGP - Spanish Grand Prix © Reuters/Marcelo del Pozo FILE PHOTO: MotoGP - Spanish Grand Prix

The Spaniard's Repsol Honda team said on Twitter that the champion was on his way to Jerez, the circuit where he broke his arm in a crash during last Sunday's season-opening race and that hosts round two on Sunday.

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Marc Marquez will miss this weekend's Andalucia Grand Prix after breaking his arm in Jerez last week , leaving With only 13 MotoGP races confirmed so far for the 2020 season, Marquez 's absence hands Quartararo and Ducati will be hoping for better pace after Andrea Dovizioso's third-place

Marc Marquez will miss this weekend's Andalucia Grand Prix after breaking his arm in Jerez last week , leaving The 41-year-old retired from the race after struggling in qualifying and a final tilt at an eighth Ducati will be hoping for better pace after Andrea Dovizioso's third-place finish masked the

"More soon," the team added on Twitter next to a picture of Marquez's bike being wheeled into the garage.

MotoGP said Marquez will undergo a medical at the circuit in the afternoon "with the hope of being passed fit by the MotoGP medical team so he can then participate in this weekend's Gran Premio Red Bull de Andalucia."

Marquez's surgery in Barcelona involved fixing a titanium plate internally to his right humerus. The radial nerve was not affected, however, in a boost for the rider's hopes of an early return.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Toby Davis)

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.

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