Marc Marquez Will miss The 2023 Argentinian Grand Prix
Undergoing a successful surgery on his right hand on Monday, Marc Marquez will not be fit to ride at the 2023 Argentinian Grand Prix.
After crashing and taking out Miguel Oliveira in Portimao, Marc Marquez will miss the second round of the MotoGP season in Argentina.
The Spaniard had lost control of his bike in Lap 3 and hit the back of home hero Miguel Oliveira, forcing Jorge Martin wide as well in the process.
Home hero @_moliveira88 couldn't see it coming! 💥@marcmarquez93 clipped @88jorgemartin and wiped the @rnfracingteam rider out of contention ⚠️#PortugueseGP 🇵🇹 pic.twitter.com/ij6lawV1Jt— MotoGP™🏁 (@MotoGP) March 26, 2023
Marquez, who after the race immediately apologized to his Portuguese competitor and the local fans, had been given a double long lap penalty.
But that was not all, after an examination at the Medical Centre and a closer look at the hospital, the Spaniard was diagnosed with a displaced intrarticular fracture of the base of the first metacarpal in the right hand.
The very next day the surgery was performed in Madrid. The result: Marquez will not participate in the 2023 Argentinian Grand Prix.
Badly Worded Penalty
Curiously enough, the double long lap penalty he received will expire with Marquez absent in Argentina.
Due to careless wording by the stewards, it was only issued for the Argentinian Grand Prix. So, assuming Marquez is fit to ride for the Americas Grand Prix in three weeks, the Spaniard’s careless on-track behaviour in Portimao would go unpunished.