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27 days ago
By motogp.com

Marc Marquez will miss the opening two rounds of 2021

The six-time MotoGP™ World Champion has decided, along with his medical team, to sit out the season-openers in Qatar

Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez, together with his medical team from the Hospital Ruber Internacional, have considered it prudent not to re-join competition this weekend in Qatar and will miss the season-opening Barwa Qatar Grand Prix.

In the review carried out on the Spanish rider by the medical team led by Doctors Samuel Antuña and Ignacio Roger de Oña, and made up of Doctors De Miguel, Ibarzabal and García Villanueva, 15 weeks after surgery for an infected pseudoarthrosis of the right humerus, a good clinical response has been found after the intensification of his training.

However, considering the time period and the current state of the bone consolidation process, doctors consider it prudent and necessary not to accelerate Marquez’s return to the track after such an inactive time, and to avoid putting the humerus at risk in intense competition.

Marquez will undergo another medical check on Monday, April 12 and it, therefore, looks highly unlikely that the eight-time World Champion will feature at the Doha Grand Prix as well. Stay tuned to motogp.com to be the first to hear if the Portuguese Grand Prix will be the scene of the Spaniard's return.

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