Honda issued a press release on Tuesday afternoon noting Marquez crashed throughout an off-road coaching session and suffered a concussion final Saturday.
Nonetheless feeling unwell, he has been suggested to overlook this weekend’s penultimate spherical of the 2021 MotoGP season in Portugal.
The transient assertion from HRC learn: “This previous Saturday Marc Marquez, whereas making ready for the Algarve Grand Prix with certainly one of his normal off-road coaching classes, suffered a fall that prompted a slight head concussion.
“After just a few days of relaxation at residence and seeing that he was nonetheless unwell, in the present day Marquez has been assessed by docs in a medical check-up to guage his present standing.
“As a precautionary measure, this coming weekend Marquez is not going to contest the Algarve Grand Prix.”
Portimao was the scene of Marquez’s comeback from an injury-forced absence from the COVID-delayed 2020 season, when he badly broke his proper arm and required three operations on it.
The six-time MotoGP world champion completed seventh in that grand prix, which was the most effective consequence for any Honda rider at that time in 2021.
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Workforce
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Marquez has struggled to get again as much as full health in 2021, significantly in his proper shoulder.
Profitable twice on anticlockwise circuits on the Sachsenring and the Circuit of the Americas, whereas additionally ending second at Aragon, Marquez made a serious breakthrough on right-handed circuits within the earlier Emilia Romagna GP.
Having chased Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia laborious for the primary 22 laps of the Misano race, Marquez was set to complete a powerful second earlier than a late crash for Bagnaia gifted the Honda rider his first win on a clockwise observe for the reason that 2019 Japanese GP at Motegi.
Honda has made no point out if Marquez will probably be changed by HRC check rider Stefan Bradl.
This weekend’s Algarve GP will probably be MotoGP’s second go to to Portugal this season, with the occasion a late addition after the cancellation of the Pacific flyaway occasions resulting from COVID-19.
Marquez is presently the highest Honda rider within the standings in sixth and had a shot at snatching third as he was simply 33 factors adrift of Suzuki’s Joan Mir.
Nonetheless, this newest absence has ended these hopes. With that stated, Marquez will nonetheless finish 2021 as the highest Honda rider.