Honda will have to do without its star rider this weekend and it is not known for how much longer. Marquez was operated on yesterday in Barcelona, the surgery went well and, more importantly, the radial nerve was not damaged in the fall. The doctors did not comment on an eventual recovery time, although Marc would like to return to the track at Brno, less than 20 days after the operation.
A feat that seems impossible, but MotoGP riders have accustomed us to lightning-fast recoveries.
“We are confident, and we understand that this will take time - said HRC team manager Alberto Puig, to the microphones of motogp.com - From Honda and HRC we are not thinking about the timings, we have a long relationship and a long period together with Marc and what we want is for him to be strong and fit. Of course Marc will try to come back as soon as possible, but we have a lot of respect for this guy and of course for all the riders, but we want him to understand that his healing is more important for us and for him. That’s why we will not be counting the days to see when he is coming back. "
MotoGP could lose its main protagonist and Puig is of the opinion that, without Marquez, it would be a somewhat devalued championship.
“If he is not going to be racing in the next GPs, it will be more complicated - he explained - In case we cannot do it, I don't think that the guys who are in the lead can be really proud or happy of winning a title without the best rider in the world participating in it. It will not be the same if Marc is not racing for the championship and I think everybody knows that. "