Six-time MotoGP champion Marc Márquez has opted to endure a fourth surgical procedure on his proper arm and can be off the observe for an unspecified time period.
Márquez has been the highest rider in MotoGP for the previous decade after successful world titles in its high class in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. The Spaniard beforehand received two extra world titles in decrease classes.
But he has struggled to return to his finest since he broke his proper humerus in a crash within the 2020 season opener. Now he’ll return beneath the knife simply 18 months after his final surgical procedure.
“Unfortunately, I have to take a break from the 2022 season that will keep me away from competition for a while,” Márquez stated on Saturday. “I’ve lowered the discomfort in my proper arm to have the ability to compete on the Grand Prix, however I nonetheless have important limitations in my humerus that doesn’t enable me to journey the bike correctly and obtain the targets I’ve all the time set for myself. “
The operation can be on the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. His Repsol Honda group stated Márquez will journey to the United States on Tuesday. He will convalesce again in Spain.
The date of his return to competitors will depend upon the velocity of his restoration.
Márquez’s final race earlier than surgical procedure would be the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday when he’ll begin from eleventh on the grid. He is tenth within the factors standings.