The Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez finished seventh in the Czech Republic Grand Prix, Round 10 of the MotoGP Championship, despite dislocating his shoulder just 48 hours previously.
The Spaniard then went for a medical check in Barcelona on Tuesday.
The return to racing after the summer break last weekend turned into tough event for Márquez. The 125cc rider dislocated his shoulder during the last minutes of free practice on Friday and, without taking part in the free practice on Saturday to not put more strain on his battered shoulder, he finished fourth in qualifying and finished in a commendable seventh position in Sunday’s race.
On his return to Barcelona, the Repsol rider underwent a magnetic resonance scan (MRI) and other tests at the USP Institut Universitari Dexeus where Doctor Xavier Mir saw him Tuesday, to determine the exact extent of the injury.
Márquez, after leaving the centre, wanted to personally inform all his supporters of the test results which he has done on his blog at repsol.com.
Marc Marquez says: “I told you several weeks ago to run in the championship is never easy, and if there are days when things can go by word of mouth, there are also races where everything costs a little more. We can not and must not relax at any time until you finish the last lap of the last race.”
In Brno, on Friday I re-injured my shoulder, this time left, but this time we had no room to move on to recover, unlike when I went to France after three weeks of rehabilitation for the injury of Jerez.”
“The race was very tough, but I want to thank Dr. Costa and the ‘Mobile Clinic’ because they did a great job all three days. For the race infiltrated me, and although I did not have much pain during the nineteen laps, I had no strength in his arm to brake hard. But also joined a problem with the rear tire from the start began to slide and reached the end of the race practically destroyed.”