The Spanish rider Marc Márquez, current MotoGP World Champion, underwent surgery for the second time for the fracture of the humerus in his right arm, the Repsol Honda team reported in a statement.
“The Repsol Honda team rider had his right humerus operated for the second time today, after the titanium plate was found to be damaged by accumulation of stress,” the team said in a statement.
“Dr. Xavier Mir and his team at the Dexeus University Hospital have successfully replaced the titanium plate and Márquez will now have to stay for 48 hours before being discharged,” he said.
Márquez suffered a fracture of the humerus in his right arm when he fell in the first Grand Prix of the season, that of Spain, held on July 19 at the Jerez circuit (south).
The Catalan rider underwent surgery two days later and although he tried to take part in the second race of the season, the Andalusian GP also held in Jerez, participating in free practice on Saturday, July 25, although he finally did not race the next day. .
The Repsol Honda team did not specify how long the eldest of the Márquez brothers will have to be out, who has not scored any points in the two races held so far and complicates his goal of revalidating his crown.
The first two races were won by the Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha), who has accumulated 50 points in the World Championship, by the 40 of the Spanish Maverick Viñales (Yamaha).
The next race will be held this coming weekend at the Brno circuit, Czech Republic. AFP (HN)