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After a busy weekend of Red Bull Spanish Grand Prix action at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto, the MotoGP™ teams and riders stayed for a day of crucial testing on Monday in Andalucia. It was a test that was topped by Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) as the Spaniard completed a whopping 101 laps, but there were two noticeable absentees for either all, or most, of the day.
Fabio Quartararo’s (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) Sunday afternoon didn’t go to plan in Andalucia. Arm pump caused the former World Championship leader to suddenly decline from P1 to P13 in the latter half of the race, and the Frenchman headed off to France on Monday to have further checks on the issue.
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) was out on track for the Jerez Test, but the eight-time World Champion was only able to accomplish seven laps before taking the decision to stop. After a hard-fought weekend that included two crashes and a second top 10 on the bounce, Marquez woke up with a stiff right arm and shoulder. The Spaniard will now rest up ahead of the French GP.
Due to all the effort I did yesterday in the race,today I woke up very contractured at the shoulder/right arm. We tried to start the Jerez Test but I immediately saw that I was very limited to continue training. Time to recover to arrive at Le Mans as best conditions as possible! pic.twitter.com/hP0LfOOWBj— Marc Márquez (@marcmarquez93) May 3, 2021
Thankfully, we should definitely have both Quartararo and Marc Marquez on track at the famous Le Mans circuit, as the former sets out to make amends for his Jerez misfortunes on his home layout.