Honda champion Marc Marquez had been operated in Barcelona 13 days ago to reduce the fracture to his right humerus, which occurred in the first MotoGP race. Marquez had returned to the track just four days after the operation to try to race the GP, but the attempt was futile since the Spaniard had to give up the race.
The titanium plate originally inserted, in fact, was replaced because it was damaged by the excessive stress accumulated in those few laps. Doctor Xavier Mir said: "The first operation was perfectly successful, we did not expect the plaque to be insufficient."
After the operation, Marquez will have to stay in the hospital for the next 48 hours. Recovery times are not specified in Honda's release, but his absence in Brno is certain.
Damage to the plate fitted to his repaired right humerus has seen @MarcMarquez93 return to the operating room in Barcelona.
It was another successful operation for the World Champion who is now recovering in hospital.https://t.co/A3ExSDcumg — Repsol Honda Team (@HRC_MotoGP) August 3, 2020
Quartararo won Jerez MotoGP!
Fabio Quartararo won the second consecutive GP of the season, on the same track of the first MotoGP World Championships last week. But behind him a pair of Yamaha marked the border with the others. The third, Valentino Rossi's one, after a long and exciting duel with Maverick Vinales after holding the second position with his teeth, one after the other, with the bike widening, the tire giving way.
With the teammate who was trying to remedy a mistake in the start, a wrong break on the first lap that opened the door for Valentino. A second mistake to think about, after the unfortunate choice of the soft front tire last Sunday.
He hit the podium, the gypsy, but in the meantime Quartararo fled. With a staggering step. It was what Marquez feared, the spring that pushed him to try, unless he gave up. All Yamaha podium with Rossi fighting as always at 41 years-old.
A tough nut to crack for the young Vinales who passed him two laps from the end. But what a battle! On the finish line a second to separate them, in the middle of 26 years of difference. The Doctor did not pay the age, on the contrary physically he was in excellent shape on the 46th, but the chronic consumption of his rear tire, with the heat that in Jerez.
The enormous regret remains for a podium where at least two Italians could have been. Bagnaia saw his Ducati's engine go up in smoke six laps from the end, while he was chasing Quartararo after passing Rossi. Morbidelli turned off the bike nine laps from the finish after grabbing fourth place, a bit like what happened to Rossi last Sunday.