Marc Márquez surrenders to the inevitable: “This year I will not compete again”

Marc Márquez surrenders to the inevitable: “This year I will not compete again”

The six-time MotoGP champion confirms that he will not contest the last two races of the 2020 World Championship, in Cheste and Portimao.

Marc Márquez surrenders to the inevitable:

Marc Márquez will not contest the last two races of the 2020 World Championship either. The Repsol Honda team confirmed on Tuesday that its leader “officially delays his return to action until 2021” and that his decision to continue with the recovery of his right arm was agreed with him. own team and with the “group of specialist doctors who advise you”.

“This season I will not compete again. After evaluating how the arm is with the doctors and my team, we have decided that the best option is to return next year. Now it is time to continue with the recovery process,” said the MotoGP one-time world champion in your Twitter account.

On August 22, the team led by Alberto Puig announced that Márquez, 27, would need a period of two to three months to recover from his fractured right humerus. That same day, the ilerdense pilot had undergone a second surgery at the Dexeus University Hospital.

November 22th

That deadline expires on November 22, the same day that the Portuguese GP is held, the last stop of the 2020 World Championship, where Joan Mir can be proclaimed world champion of the highest category.

The Suzuki leader only needs 16 points to succeed Márquez, who already won the title in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. However, the serious fall of July 19 in the Spanish GP truncated completely your plans.

The void left by Marc has weighed heavily on Honda, where Alex Márquez and Stefan Bradl only added 83 points, half of Mir's total. In any case, this pairing will return to the controls of the RC213V to compete in the last two rounds of the World Championship. On Sunday, the Circuit Ricardo Tormo will host the Valencian Community GP and on November 22, the Portuguese GP will close the championship in Portimao.

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