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MotoGP: Marc Marquez retires after severe collision in warm-up

MotoGP: Marc Marquez retires after severe collision in warm-up

This is called the Law of String! Marc Marquez had already fallen on Saturday during qualifying for the Indonesian Grand Prix, and the Spaniard fell again on Sunday during the warm-up period. Team Honda announced that it withdrew from the Indonesian Grand Prix on Sunday, after suffering a concussion due to a violent fall during the warm-up period, just hours before the race. Honda, the six-time MotoGP champion team, wrote on Twitter, before delaying the start of the race to 4:10 pm local time (9:15 am in French) due to rain.

Marquez, 29, suffered a violent slide at Turn 7 of the Mandalika circuit, after losing control of the back of his motorcycle at a ‘height’ at the end of the ‘warm-up’ of the Indonesia Grand Prix, round two of the MotoGP season. The Spaniard got up on his own, but got very dizzy after this fall at a speed of 180 km / h. He was taken by helicopter to a hospital on the island of Lombok, where the department is located, for further examinations, according to protocol.

Fabio Quartararo in the lead

“As you saw, it was a big crash, a big concussion, so with this kind of crash you need time to recover,” Alberto Puig, Honda’s sporting director, told TV microphones. An idea that makes him run.” He continued, “We will see the development in the next twenty-four hours,” explaining that the pilot did not break anything but that it was necessary to be very careful when you get a head trauma.

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A six-time first division champion between 2013 and 2019, Marquez broke his right arm during his first grand prix of 2020, depriving him of the entire season. He had gradually come back but at the end of 2021 there was a new drop in training, in motocross, which deprived him of the last two races of the year, due to the problem of double vision (double vision).

French world champion Fabio Quartaro took his first pole position of the season on Saturday and will start ahead of Spaniard Jorge Martin and the other tri-colored Johann Zarco.