Marc Marquez, the Repsol Honda racer, is confirmed to be absent from the Argentine MotoGP. Previously, Marquez was also unable to appear in the second series which took place at the Mandalika Circuit, Indonesia.
Marquez’s presence in the Argentine series did leave a big question mark. This is inseparable from the condition of The Baby Alien who has not fully recovered after the accident at the MotoGP Mandalika 2022, Sunday (20/3/2022). In this series, Marquez experienced a high side in the warm-up session.
He bounced off his bike while trying to pass the 7th corner. Marquez was taken to the hospital for further examination. Although his condition looked fine, for the sake of safety Marquez was finally not allowed to take part in the official racing session, in the afternoon.
Marquez was then flown to Barcelona, Spain to undergo further examination. And later it was discovered that the diplopia he had suffered had relapsed due to the accident.
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Marquez’s absence in MotoGP Argentina was conveyed directly by the Repsol Honda team.
“Marc Marquez visited his ophthalmologist, Dr. Sánchez Dalmau, at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona last Monday, where he underwent his second medical check-up after the crash during the Indonesian Grand Prix a week ago,” wrote the Repsol Honda team.
“In this new examination, Dr. Sánchez Dalmau confirmed that Marc Marquez’s diplopia is showing significant improvement and reaffirms that his vision development is very good. As was the case with the last episode of diplopia, Marc Marquez will continue to carry out conservative treatment with regular checkups.
“This Repsol Honda Team rider will not take part in the next round of the MotoGP World Championship taking place this weekend in Argentina as he continues his recovery.
Meanwhile, Dr Sanchez Dalmau also added information regarding Marquez’s latest condition. According to him, the second neuro-ophthalmological evaluation carried out on Marc Marquez last Monday has shown very good progress for the fourth right nerve palsy affected by the fall that occurred at the 2022 Mandalika MotoGP. “Recovery is not complete, and Marc Marquez must follow the prescribed therapeutic rules exist with conservative treatment,” he said.
The absence of Marquez is certainly a big loss for the Argentine MotoGP, which has just started again after being vacuumed for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As is known, Marquez is the last MotoGP winner at the Termas de Río Hondo Autódromo Circuit in 2019.
Tight Competition Ahead of Argentine Series
Having been absent for the last two seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Termas de Río Hondo Circuit, Argentina is roaring again this weekend. The top iron horse racers will compete quickly on the 4.8 km long track in the third series of the 2021/2022 MotoGP championship.
The competition so far is still evenly matched. It can be seen from the composition of the podium from the first and second series. So far, no driver has managed to climb the podium in two consecutive series.
Enea Bastianini from Gresini Ducati is still at the top of the MotoGP 2022 rider standings with 30 points. Behind him followed Brad Binder with 28 points.
Meanwhile, the reigning MotoGP champion, Monster Yamaha racer Fabio Quartararo, has started to push his way to the top. He now has 27 points after finishing second at the 2022 Mandalika MotoGP.
Miguel Oliveira experienced the same thing. The position of the KTM driver was boosted to fourth position with 25 points after triumphing in Mandalika.
The competition certainly doesn’t stop here. The drivers are now focused on the next series, which took place in Argentina in early April.
MotoGP Argentina is full of tough competition
Currently, the rider’s attention is focused on the next series which will take place in Argentina. The most prestigious iron horse race in the world will take place at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo circuit.
Bred Binder, a racer from South Africa, who strengthens KTM can not wait to welcome the third series of MotoGP 2022. He wants to improve the results he achieved at the MotoGP Mandalika 2022. In this series, Binder who had a podium in MotoGP Qatar was only able to occupy the eighth position.
“The next stop is Argentina, a circuit that I really like. This will be my first moment racing at this circuit for the MotoGP class. So I’m very penasan,” he explained.
In the last two series, the 2022 MotoGP winners are not the same. In the opening series which took place in Lusail, Qatar, the first podium was achieved by Ena Bastianini from Gresii Ducati, followed by Binder in second place and Pol Espargaro in third place. Meanwhile, in the next edition in Lombok, NTB, it was Miguel Oliveira’s turn who came out as the winner. While the second position is occupied by Fabio Quartararo from Monster Yamaha, and Johann Zarco from Pramac Ducati is in third place.
Meanwhile, Marc Marquez fans are also busyhope anxious. They are still curious whether The Baby Alien can follow the Argentine MotoGP after the accident at the 2022 Mandalika MotoGP. Moreover, Marquez has recently been diagnosed with diplopia.
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