Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez can be sidelined for an additional two to some months after fracturing his relevant arm in July’s season opener, ending any likelihood of the Spaniard defending his title.
“The intention of each Marquez and the Repsol Honda Workforce is to return to the World Championship when Marc’s arm has completely recovered from the extraordinary harm that occurred in Jerez,” Honda acknowledged in a press launch on Saturday.
“It’s estimated it might take between two to some months sooner than Marc can return.”
The 2020 season is because of end on the Portuguese Grand Prix on November 22, which suggests Marquez might conceivably miss the rest of the advertising and marketing and selling and promoting selling and promoting promoting advertising and marketing marketing campaign.
Marquez, 27, has gained the MotoGP title in six of the sooner seven seasons and every of the final word phrase 4.
Nonetheless, he has nevertheless to know a single diploma this yr after he was harm inside the primary race of the season, the Spanish Grand Prix on July 19.
“There was a complete lot of give consideration to Marc’s restoration and the quite a few deadlines, nonetheless from the primary day after the second operation we have now now now acknowledged that the one carry out that exists is for him to be 100%,” acknowledged group supervisor Alberto Puig.
“We want not rush. As shortly as Marc is able to return and compete on the stage he is aware about, then we’ll ponder the next carry out.”
French rider Fabio Quartararo of Yamaha-SRT leads the championship standings with 67 components from 4 races, with Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso of Ducati 11 components behind in second.