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Marquez: “I had an operation on Wednesday”

Marquez: “I had an operation on Wednesday”

A difficult 2015 season continues for Marc Marquez who heads to the Motul Grand Prix of Japan with a broken left hand.

The Aragon GP saw Marc Marquez crash while attempting to close down the lightning fast Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha), his fifth DNF of the year. The Japanese GP, one of just two races the Repsol Honda rider hasn’t won in the MotoGP™ class, looks set to be a difficult round for Marquez who will be nursing a recently broken left hand. During a training ride on his bicycle Marquez fell and broke the fifth metacarpal on his left hand, he was operated on soon after but with the forces generated by Motegi’s hard braking zones the injury could prove difficult to manage. As always, Marquez is ready to do battle regardless of the condition his hand is in as he looks to end the 2015 season with as many wins as possible.

The past two years have seen Marquez claim second twice in Motegi, but as in Phillip Island, victory has eluded him. Japan is the first of the triple-header where the MotoGP™ World Championship participates in three back-to-back races without a pause. With his injury this will be a testing time for Marquez, his hand given only a few days rest between each races.

Marc Marquez: “Aragon was a tough race and I made a mistake, now I’m eager to get to Japan and try to end the season at the top. Unfortunately last week I had a training accident whilst mountain biking and suffered a fracture in my left hand. I had an operation on Wednesday and have been resting it since. I’m healing well and hope to be as fit as possible for this weekend. Track conditions in Motegi can vary quite a lot and we will work hard on the set up in terms of the hard acceleration and braking in order to be at the front come Sunday. I hope we can have a good result in front of Honda’s home fans!"

MotoGP, 2015, MOTUL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

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