Marc Marquez is surely the biggest absence in the MotoGP nowadays as World Champion had to sustain a second operation a few days ago due to damaged titanium plate. Honda Repsol rider is forced to miss Czech GP at Brno and probably Austrian one at Red Bull Ring next week.
Honda Team Manger Alberto Puig gave an explanation of why Marquez had to went under surgery again: a lot of people speculated about that but Puig wanted to stop rumors and talk about the situation that will see his crew miss their top rider.
The reason why Marc damaged his titanium plate is a home accident: “On Monday, Marc trying to open a windows made an excessive effort damaging his plate, forcing himself to a second operation”.
Puig then kept explaining what happened: “This was probably caused after all the stress that he had in the arm. Anyway, we tried to race at Jerez because doctors gave him okay, we never knew that the plate could have broken”
Honda Team Manager defended himself and the Team: “It happened in his house, not while racing. If we knew that his plate could have broken, Marc would not have gone to Jerez or we would not have given him the permission to ride. It is true anyway that if you stress some of the injured parts, it is more stressful then doing nothing. But he is a professional sportsman and he is paid to perform and that is what he tried”
Puig still looked the ‘good’ thing of the accident: “The positive point is that it happened in his house and not on the bike, he could have had massive consequences if he had another crash. We will have to keep checking his status now, only time will tell something about his return”
At this point, is the championship over? “Never say never, but now it is more difficult. Mathematically it is tough, but sometimes you win, sometimes you lose”