Following the tragic accident in Indonesia that left him with vision impairments, Honda has confirmed that Marc Marquez will miss this weekend’s MotoGP Argentine Grand Prix.
When the rear of his Honda let go around the fast Turn 7 right-hander during the warm-up practise for the Indonesian GP on Sunday, the six-time MotoGP world cup winner was involved in a devastating crash.
Marquez was flung from his motorcycle and fell forcefully on his right side, sustaining a concussion and being forced to withdraw from the Indonesian Grand Prix.
Marquez started having sight problems on the journey home from Indonesia, and was eventually diagnosed with a fresh case of diplopia, or double vision.
When he received a concussion in a freak accident, he was sidelined for three months and prevented from racing the final two rounds of 2021.
Marquez, on the other hand, indicated last week on his social media accounts that the problem was no longer as terrible as it had been and that he had made significant improvement since then.
Despite this, Marquez will miss the comeback of MotoGP to Argentina this weekend, as well as the next Americas GP, which he won last year.
He will be replaced by HRC test rider Stefan Bradl, however this has yet to be verified.
“The second neuro-ophthalmological evaluation carried out on Marc Marquez this past Monday has shown a very favourable evolution in the paralysis of the fourth right nerve affected by the fall that occurred at the Indonesian Grand Prix,” Marquez’s opthalmologist Dr Sanchez Dalmau said.
“Recovery is not yet complete, and Marc Marquez must follow the established therapeutic regime with conservative treatment.”
Marquez’s crash in Indonesia completed a rough weekend for Honda, which saw its riders struggle with severe rear grip due to a change in tyre carcass to a design not seen since 2018.
After the normal 2022 tyres blistered during the pre-season test in Indonesia in February, Michelin chose to bring the stronger structure rear.
Although Honda has not directly blamed Michelin for Marquez’s accident, team head Alberto Puig stated that the company needed to cooperate with the tyre maker to figure out what went wrong after HRC won the Indonesia test on the standard 2022 rubber.
Following the tyre argument in Indonesia, Michelin CEO Piero Taramasso indicated that Honda’s issues stemmed from a lack of understanding of how to set up the bike around the older built rears.
In a statement sent exclusively to Motorsport.com, Honda CEO Puig responded to Taramasso’s remarks in a detailed and firm manner.
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