Marquez will race at Jerez

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Marc Marquez has confirmed that he will ride at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix following a successful examination of his fractured finger today in Barcelona. Marquez fractured his left little finger in a training accident last weekend but he has already been able to start physiotherapy following surgery that saw his a titanium plate inserted and feels ready to race this weekend.

“Today I underwent another examination by Dr. Mir, and he confirmed that the wound is healing well and looking good,” said Marquez. “He took off the cast that they had put on and now I have begun to do some physiotherapy work with some active and passive movements. My finger will be checked at Jerez after every session and the bandages will be changed.

“I am very motivated for this Grand Prix, because it is the first of the year in Spain, there are my home fans there and I have some good memories from previous years! It’s a pity about the injury, but I hope that it doesn’t affect me too much and that I can get a great result in front of the fans.”

Having fallen 30 points behind Valentino Rossi it was imperative for Marquez’ title hopes that he competes this weekend. 

Steve English

By Steve English