Marc Marquez dislocated his right shoulder in a private test at the Jerez circuit in Spain. He crashed at turn 7 and went to the circuit’s medical centre after that. The doctors’ check showed no further damage. Despite the crash, Marc was able to complete most of his testing programme as was Dani Pedrosa.
The Honda drivers went to Jerez a week after the positive showing at the official test in Australia. The schedule initially was for two days of work, but recent rain made for less-than-ideal track conditions on Friday, prompting the team to cancel the first day.
Although the skies remained cloudy, the track conditions improved on the second day, allowing the Honda men to continue working on HRC’s intense pre-season testing programme.
Back in Japan, the HRC engineers will analyse the collected data and prepare for the final winter test, due to take place at Losail, Qatar, 10-12 March.
Marc Marquez: “I’ll have some rest back at home and get ready for the next test, in Qatar”
“It was a productive day, as we were able to do many laps and to work on our bike well. We did most of the work we had planned, which is good”, Marquez commented. “I crashed in the afternoon and dislocated my shoulder, but luckily it was nothing serious. Now I’ll have some rest back at home and get ready for the next test, in Qatar.”
“Luckily we were able to fully exploit the time available, even though the track conditions in the morning were not ideal and we had to concentrate all our testing schedule in one day”, Pedrosa added. “We worked really hard but we’re satisfied with what we’ve done here. Now we must keep focused and try and continue in the same way in Qatar in two weeks’ time.”
Jerez test done! Good vibes despite the crash in the end of the session and the shoulder dislocation. We’ll be back soon!✊??? pic.twitter.com/UO6zfdLYbk
— Marc Márquez (@marcmarquez93) 25 February 2017