The MotoGP medical team has declared Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda), Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) and Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) all fit to race this weekend for the Andalucía GP in Jerez, Spain. While normal mortals would’ve taken weeks to recover even remotely, these riders prove that MotoGP riders are a different hybrid of ‘superhumans’.
Can you believe it?! 😮
— MotoGP™🏁 (@MotoGP) July 23, 2020
None more so that Marc Marquez, who suffered a broken arm just five days ago during the first race of the season at the same track. A quick trip to Barcelona for an operation to fix his injuries and surprising everyone when he was back in Jerez yesterday and declared fit to compete in the second round.
😱 @marcmarquez93 will undergo surgery after this horrendous crash at Jerez!
— MotoGP™🏁 (@MotoGP) July 19, 2020
The same can be said for Crutchlow and Rins who suffered a fractured wrist and dislocated shoulder respectively from last weekend. While most of the paddock that Marquez might miss a couple of races, his determination to fight for the 2020 championship is strong and extremely commendable.
— Alex Rins (@Rins42) July 23, 2020
Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) now leads the championship thanks to his very first premier class win last weekend, followed by Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team).
One thing is for sure, Marquez will need some catching up to do with his current no points scored yet. The other thing? Expect some struggles from the defending champion, he just broke his arm less than a week ago for God’s sake. Crazy.