News 26 Nov 2019

Medical centre visit precautionary insists Marquez after Jerez fall

Repsol Honda resumes testing at the Spanish venue.

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Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez insists a visit to the medical centre at the Jerez test was for a precautionary check after crashing at turn 13, the Spaniard later resuming testing.

The Repsol Honda rider is understood to have a suffered a partially dislocated right shoulder – the opposite side to the one he had surgery on this time last year.

Marquez was still sixth on the timesheets as he continued to make comparisons with a selection of 2020 components, where three RC213Vs were set-up in his garage.

“Again today we tried some different things for 2020, assessing two different directions,” Marquez explained. “It looks like tomorrow the weather could be a little bit tricky, so we had to alter our plan a little bit to make sure we got the most out of today.

“This part of the season is very important, so we have to stay very focused here and keep working. The crash today was my mistake, I ran wide and at that time the outside of the track was a little damp so I lost the front. Fortunately I am okay, I just went to the medical centre for a precautionary check.”

Testing recommences on Tuesday for the second and final day at the Spanish venue.