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Motorcycling-Marquez will miss the Indonesian Grand Prix after a warm-up accident

MotoGP – Indonesian Grand Prix – Mandalika International Street Circuit, Kuta, Lombok, Indonesia – March 20, 2022 Marc Marquez of the Repsol Honda Team in action during the warm-up REUTERS / Willy Kurniawan

March 20, 2022

(Reuters) – Six-time Honda MotoGP champion Marc Marquez will not run in the Indonesian Grand Prix later on Sunday after being declared unfit due to a concussion following an accident during the warm-up session, organizers said.

Marquez suffered a shocking uphill turn on turn seven and was visibly stunned after landing hard on his left side and hitting him on the head. Hospital checks later revealed that the Spaniard had suffered a concussion.

The 29-year-old had already fallen twice during Saturday’s qualifying. He had to start from 14th place on the grid after rising one place after Franco Morbidelli’s three-place penalty.

Organizers said on Sunday that the race would be reduced from 27 to 20 laps due to tire safety issues caused by extreme heat on the Mandalika track. The start of the race was then delayed due to torrential rain.

Current world champion Fabio Quartararo will start from pole position in Indonesia ‘s first MotoGP race since 1997.

(Report by Hritika Sharma in Bangalore; Edited by Muralikumar Anantharaman)



Motorcycling-Marquez will miss the Indonesian Grand Prix after a warm-up accident

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