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MotoGP | Stefan Bradl to replace Marc Marquez at Brno

Following a second operation, Marc Marquez will not race at Brno this weekend during Czech GP. Reigning World Champion will be replaced by Honda test rider Stefan Bradl

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MotoGP | Stefan Bradl to replace Marc Marquez at Brno
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Marc Marquez will not take part at Czech GP this weekend. Following a second operation to replace a titanium plate to fix his right humerus, the Spaniard will not take any unnecessary risk and will miss another Grand Prix this season after missing Andalucia GP.

Honda HRC Repsol rider tried a miraculous recovery during the second round of the season but had to give up and missed the race, started training to be fit and ready for Brno. Anyway, Marc probably stressed too much his arm damaging his titanium plate forcing him to a second operation to replace it.

That ruled him out of Czech GP, but this time Honda HRC will replace him. During Andalucia GP, the Factory team did the race with only Alex Marquez, while this time the younger Marquez will be partnered by Stefan Bradl.

Honda test rider will come back as did last year to replace Jorge Lorenzo when he was injured scoring good points helping the team to secure constructor’s championship. It would be hard to repeat the result this year as well as Marc will be out for the second time, but Bradl could help the Japanese team on developing the bike by making a lot of laps during the weekend.

Stefan Bradl is ready to race: "I want to wish a speedy recovery to Marc, what he did in Jerez was remarkable. He showed the true spirit of a champion. I am looking forward to ride the RC213V again, it will take some time to adjust the bike and MotoGP again, but I have ridden the Superbike a few times, I know my fitness is good. Competing with the Repsol Honda Team is always a great honour, I am pleased to help them. Let's see how the weekend goes"

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