Eight-time world champion Marc Márquez can take part in the start of the weekend Andalusian Grand Prix a week after a fracture of the humerus. The MotoGP star rider, who underwent surgery in Barcelona on Tuesday, received permission to start today after being checked by race doctors at the Jerez circuit.
After the operation, the doctors originally expected the return of the Honda factory driver at the earliest in less than three weeks in Brno. But Márquez headed from Barcelona back to Jerez, where to the surprise of many fans, the commission enabled him to race.
Along with him, compatriot Álex Rins, who did not race in qualifying last week after the fall, and Cal Crutchlow also passed the tests. He was also undergoing surgery on Tuesday for a small crack in his wrist.
Twenty-seven-year-old Márquez had a nasty crash five laps on Sunday before the end of the Spanish Grand Prix, which was MotoGP’s first race of the season, and left the track in Jerez on a stretcher. He then flew to Barcelona, where doctors fixed the fracture with a titanium plate and several screws. At the same time, it turned out that the Spanish motorcyclist did not have a damaged nerve.