KOMPAS.com – Repsol Honda team racer, Marc Marquez, is still struggling to recover from a long injury he got after suffering a terrible accident in the inaugural MotoGP 2020 series at the Jerez Circuit, Spain, 19 July.
At that time, Marc Marquez had an accident at Turn Three of the Jerez Circuit when there were only four laps left.
The accident occurred after Marquez performed heroically by overtaking 13 riders and breaking into the top three from 16th position.
The world champion from Spain immediately lost control when he was about to take a corner. As a result, he experienced highside, bouncing off the bike and hitting the track surface hard.
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Marquez was declared to have broken his right arm as a result of the accident.
He then had to undergo surgery at the Dexeus University Hospital, Barcelona, on Tuesday (21/7/2020), with Dr. Xavier Mir and the team.
After that, Marquez, who was expected to be out for a long time, made a surprising decision.
Marquez said he was ready to race in the second MotoGP series which took place three days after he underwent surgery.
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Marquez had participated in two free practice sessions (FP3 and FP4) in the second MotoGP series which was also held at the Jerez Circuit, Spain.
However, disaster befell Marquez during the first qualifying session (Q1).
The eight-time world champion was unable to finish outingin the qualifying session and failed to appear in the main race on Sunday (26/7/2020).
Marquez admitted that his arm burned during the qualifying session so he could not continue outing-nya.
“It felt like it was burning, my arm was slightly enlarged and maybe also pressing on some nerves. I lost power on the second try at some corners that I didn’t expect,” said Marquez, followed from Crash.net.
“At that point, you need to be honest with your body and understand the situation. That’s what I did. I went into the garage and immediately reported to the team what happened, that I was going to try Q1.”
“In the first lap, if I felt the same way, I would give up. That’s what I did. When I said to myself, ‘I can’t (continue)’ the pain doubled to 2-3 times !,” said Marquez.
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A few days after pushing himself for the second series, Marquez’s situation worsened again.
He had to undergo a second operation on Monday (3/8/2020) after the titanium plate on his right arm was damaged due to accumulated stress.
The Repsol Honda team then appointed a test racer, Stefan Bradl, to replace Marquez, who was predicted to be out for a longer time.
So far, Marquez has missed three series of races after undergoing a second operation.
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However, Marquez seemed more patient with the conditions he was experiencing. The brother of Alex Marquez is committed to only returning to racing if his condition has completely recovered.
Marquez admitted that he was inspired by the advice of a woman he met in his hometown of Cervera, Spain.
“He said to me, ‘You do a risky sport. You’ve won 8 titles, never missed a race and you’re not the kind of racer who takes minimal risks. That makes you win a lot of titles’.”
“‘In every dangerous sport, there is a period where you have to focus on recovering and this is the time. You have to accept the situation and give yourself enough time to heal’,” said Marquez, imitating a woman’s words.
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The woman’s advice won over Marquez, who then chose to focus on his recovery process.
“Time to do this (focus on healing), to see if I will recover before the end of the year,” said Marquez. GP One.
“I want to do at least one race to prepare for the 2021 season and get back to top form.”
“I said I would come back soon, but when I really recovered,” said Marquez.