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15 days ago
By motogp.com

Puig offers update on Marc Marquez after 270km/h FP1 crash

The Spaniard got some dust in his eye after his terrifying off at Turn 2 on Friday

Repsol Honda Team boss Alberto Puig has offered an update on the condition of eight-time World Champion following the Spaniard's frightening 270km/h crash during FP1. The front-end of the 28-year-old's RC213V let go at high speed, sending Marquez tumbling through the grass. He was back out on track in FP2 but subsequently cancelled his media debriefs in order to receive medical treatment.

Puig, whilst speaking to motogp.com's pitlane reporter Simon Crafar, confirmed Marquez was struggling with his eye as a result of the crash: "Body-wise, he is ok. But you know when he crashed, it was so fast, there was some dust that went into his eye. Then, of course, he tried to rub it and it created like a small scar inside the eye.

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"So we went to the medical center and they recommend that we did some treatment. But some tears were leaking from his eye. That’s why it was so difficult for him yesterday during the second practice. We followed what the doctors told us, so we expect that today he will feel better."

Following treatment overnight, Marquez has secured a spot in Q2 later today at the Monster Energy British Grand Prix. He'll be joined there by teammate Pol Espargaro to the delight of team boss Alberto Puig.

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