A horrific Marc Marquez warm-up accident at the Indonesian Grand Prix saw the eight-time world champion withdraw from the event with a concussion.
Marquez’s preparations for Sunday’s race ended early with a horrific highside at Turn 7 of the Pertamina Mandalika Circuit.
The Spaniard was thrown meters through the air after his Honda turned against him during Sunday morning’s warm-up, sending the 29-year-old into the air.
Marquez then landed on his head with little left of his wrecked bike.
The drama continued in the race, which was postponed due to rain, before KTM’s Miguel Oliveira took home a thrilling win ahead of reigning World Champion Fabio Quartararo.
However, the race went ahead without Marquez due to what Honda team boss Alberto Puig described as a “brutal” crash.
“It was strange because Marc had three serious falls and we need to understand why,” said Puig.
“The crash today was brutal. We have to analyze. she [Michelin] brought another tire here and we need to understand everything. Our driver crashed and we want to understand it.”
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Marquez looked desperate as he left the track, but soon released a statement say he’s fine.
“I’m fine after the big crash I had this morning,” Marquez said on social media.
“As a precaution and not to take any further risks, we have decided not to compete in the Indonesian GP.
“I would like to thank the entire MotoGP medical team and Mataram Hospital for the treatment received. Thank you for all your support messages.”
MotoGP doctor Angel Charte also commented on the incident, explaining that Marquez needed to rest after sustaining the head injury.
dr Charte explained: “Marc is fine. He had a high-energy fall while warming up, resulting in a head injury.
“We first examined him here and then referred him to the hospital in Lombok. He underwent several radiological tests, which came back negative.
“In agreement with the rider and the team, and given that this type of pathology requires an observation period of between 12 and 24 hours, the rider, the team and the MotoGP medical staff have decided to declare him unfit.”
Eight-time World Champion and six-time MotoGP Champion Marquez is widely regarded as one of the greatest riders of all time in the sport but has struggled severely with injuries in recent years.
After dominating the premier class with six world titles in his first seven years, the Barcelona-born rider was sidelined with a broken arm in 2020 and has yet to return to title contention.
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https://talksport.com/sport/motorsport/1068227/marc-marquez-motogp-crash-indonesian-grand-prix-concussion/ Marc Marquez survives ‘brutal’ MotoGP crash but misses Indonesia Grand Prix with concussion from ‘high energy’ impact