Marc Marquez To Miss 2023 Americas Grand Prix After CAT Scan
After a final CAT scan it turns out Marc Marquez will also miss the Americas Grand Prix after his heavy crash in Portimao.
While the Honda camp had high hopes last week that Marc Marquez would be able to compete again in the Americas Grand Prix this weekend, today they announce the Spaniard will be sidelined once again.
The six-time MotoGP champion was one of the three riders hurt in the multi-bike clash he caused at the start of the Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao, as he lost control of his Honda RC213-V and collided first with Jorge Martin and then with Miguel Oliveira.
In Argentina, both the Portuguese and Marc Marquez were forced to sit out the second race weekend of the season.
Honda has announced Marquez has taken the decision jointly with the team and the Dr Ignacio Roger del Ona-led medical crew at Madrid’s Ruber Internacional Hospital to skip the COTA weekend.
After confirmation that “the first metacarpal is still in the healing process”, Marquez and the medical team “have elected to let the injury fully heal and avoid any unnecessary risks”.
There is no update yet on the fitness of team-mate Joan Mir, put on the injury list by a crash in the Argentina sprint.
After Honda dispensed with a Marquez replacement in Argentina, Stefan Bradl will presumably start in Austin. Just this weekend the German tested for Honda in Jerez.