Marc Marquez undergoes surgery – Stefan Bradel in Montmelo / MotoGP

After Marc Marquez’s disappointing performance, Honda decided to agree that the star would undergo another operation. Stefan Bradel replaces Marc in Catalonia GP.

Honda Racing Corporation confirmed to SPEEDWEEK.com on Saturday afternoon, after MotoGP qualifiers at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, that Marc Marquez will have further surgery on his right shoulder and upper arm after the Mugello GP and thus at the other three MotoGP races in June in Catalonia and Sachsenring. Assen and beyond.

Honda rider Stefan Bradel is sure to replace the six-time MotoGP world champion at the Catalan Grand Prix (June 3-5). This will be his third appearance for the Bavarian Grand Prix this year – after Termas de Rio Hondo (who replaced Marquez at Repsol Honda) and Jerez, competing with a wildcard from the HRC test team and crashing twice in the race.

Marc Marquez, today in Mugello in FP3 only 21st and in qualifying 2 already crashed on the first lap, his motorcycle caught fire, it was already in the first week of December 2020 at the “Rober Internacional Hospital” in Madrid by a therapist and run by a different team From Doctors Than Before at Dexeus Clinic by Dr. Xavier Mir in Barcelona. At the time, it was the third operation on the upper arm in four and a half months after the fatal Jerez plane crash on July 19, 2020. The operation took more than eight hours.

The now-confirmed fourth upper arm operation 18 months later will not be performed in Madrid by physicians Samuel Antonia, Ignacio Roger de Ona, Juan de Miguel, Aitor Ibarzabal and Andrea Garcia Villanueva, but by specialists at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester/Minnesota, USA. “I was told that the doctors with my injury were the best in the world,” the Spaniard said. “After consulting my Spanish medical team with Dr. Samuel Antona and Dr. Angel Kotoro, we have decided to perform this operation in America.”

“I got a call from doctors from the US at 12 noon yesterday after FP1 here in Mugello. They said we checked everything again please come here. We are fixing your complaint, turning your shoulder too much. Suggested again in October for an operation Others were when I was out of work anyway because of double vision. But the doctors advised me not to do it at the time because the bones were still very soft. Now, 18 months after the last operation, the bone has recovered well.”

Marquez: “I spoke to the doctors in America after the Jerez race. Someone came to Europe in October to check on me. Since I can’t ride the way I want to at the moment, I’m doing this surgery and taking a break now after the Mugello GP. However, this is not the ideal time. But I don’t feel comfortable on the bike. I can’t drive like I used to from the past. I can’t get into the usual position on the bike and put too much weight on my healthy left shoulder. All this can lead to further injuries. I won three races last year. That’s why Honda agreed to cut the season off now. The recovery time will be long. I can’t say at all when I can get back to the racetrack.”

MotoGP Mugello Q2 results:

1. Di Giannantonio, Ducati, 1:46.156 min
2. Besequi, Ducati, +0.088 seconds
3. Marini, Ducati +0.171
4. Zarco, Ducati +0.227.0000
5. Bagnaya, Ducati +0.315
6. Quartararo, Yamaha +0.350
7. A. Espargaró, Aprilia, +0.351
8. Nakagami – Honda +0.405
9. P. Espargaró, Honda, +0.511
10. Bastianini, Ducati +0.523
11. Martin*, Ducati, +1.067
12. M Marquis, Honda +1.312

Rest of the starting lineup:
12- Miller, Ducati, 1:47.621 min
13. Pirro, Ducati, 1: 48.209
14. Martin*, Ducati
15. Oliveira, KTM, 1:48.231
16. B Bender, KTM, 1: 48.255
17. Mir, Suzuki, 1: 48.732
18. A. Marques, Honda, 1: 48.846
19. Gardner, KTM, 1: 48.907
20. Dr. Bender, Yamaha, 1:49.471
21. RINZ, SUZUKI 1:50 266
22. Savadori, Aprilia 1: 50.270
23. Morbidelli, Yamaha 1: 55.369
24. Viñales, Aprilia, 1: 56.479
25. Fernández, KTM, 1: 57.106
26. Dovizioso, Yamaha 1: 57.671

* = Grid Penalty (3 places to back)

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