"Hello everyone, clearly I miss MotoGP, I would have liked to be on the starting grid with nervousness and butterflies in my stomach. It's time to recover well from my injury, it will be a long journey but I'll be back as soon as possible.
I miss MotoGP, I miss the fans. Don't worry, I'm fine and I'll be back." Those were the words of Marc Marquez the day after the Honda statement, which revealed that Spanish driver will not be back on track for two to three months after his second arm operation, the eight-time world champion gave a short video message a thought to all the fans of the MotoGP.
Marc Marquez: "I trusted the doctors, it was a mistake"
In another interview, uploaded to the official Dorna channels, Marc Marquez added: "Every year something happens, this time I got this unexpected injury, which came at risk as I always do and as I always will.
It is my philosophy, that I got where I got, I think it's a good method. Now, as I did last time, I'll follow the doctors' recommendations. After the first operation, they gave me the peace of mind to get on the bike if I didn't feel pain, to be able to a normal life, doing gymnastics at home.
I myself believed that the plate would hold up, they said this to me and my staff. It was a mistake, of course. I underwent a new surgery, still performed by Dr. Mir, what happened hasn't made me lose my faith in him. The doctors recommend that I take a long time to recover and so I will."
On Saturday, Honda had issued a press release with updates on Marquez's health after the two operations on the humerus of his right arm. The eight-time world champion will also be forced to miss the next two races, both scheduled at Misano in September, with his return to the track not earlier than two to three months.
The precedents races Oliveira won in Styria, Dovizioso in Austria. Brad Binder wins the Berno GP ahead of Franco Morbidelli and Johann Zarco. An atypical and unpredictable podium on the eve of the race. This is the first MotoGP victory for a South African rider, who brings his country's flag to the top step of the podium for the first time.
In second place Franco Morbidelli, after leading two thirds of the race. Third place for Zarco's Ducati, which started from pole position. 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.