Marc Márquez will not start the 2021 MotoGP season in Qatar. His absence in the first GP of the year was official. “I would have liked, but it’s more cautious.”
Marc Márquez will not compete in the Qatar Grand Prix. In agreement with the medical staff of the Hospital Ruber, the multiple MotoGP champion will not take part in the inaugural round of 2021. In his place, therefore, will be the tester Stefan Bradl. Márquez will undergo another exam on April 12th. So not only an absence for the first round of 2021, but also for the second seasonal event, namely the Doha GP on April 4. We will see if the Catalan driver will be able to return in time for the stage in Portimao.
The medical staff who are keeping an eye on his condition after the last surgery advised against returning. It is more prudent for doctors not to speed up the recovery process after a long period of inactivity. The Cervera rider is back on the bike these days, but it is not enough to resume competing in the World Championship. After all the complications accused, they want to avoid further risks to the humerus, thus avoiding a premature return to these levels.
“After the last check, the doctors told me it was more prudent not to participate in the Grand Prix in Qatar” admitted Marc Márquez. “Better to continue the recovery process followed in the last few weeks. I really wanted to participate in the opening round of the MotoGP World Championship, but we have to keep working. We must try to return to optimal conditions to be able to compete again.”