The Honda rider crashed throughout an off-road coaching session final Saturday and suffered what HRC described as a light concussion.
Having nonetheless been experiencing signs when he went for a check-up forward of the Algarve Grand Prix, the choice was made to bench Marquez for MotoGP’s return to Portugal for a second time this season final weekend.
Through the Algarve GP weekend, Honda staff boss Alberto Puig did not rule out the opportunity of Marquez lacking the ultimate spherical of 2021 this week on the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, with the rider’s situation to be evaluated once more on Monday.
Honda has now confirmed Marquez won’t participate on this weekend’s Valencia GP as he’s affected by the identical imaginative and prescient issues he did again in 2011, when he crashed at Sepang throughout the Moto2 weekend and a bit of gravel broken a nerve in his eye.
“The examination carried out on Marc Marquez immediately after the accident that occurred has confirmed that the rider has diplopia and has revealed a paralysis of the fourth proper nerve with involvement of the correct superior indirect muscle,” Physician Sanchez Dalmau, Marquez’s ophthalmologist, mentioned.
“A conservative remedy with periodic updates has been chosen to observe with the scientific evolution. This fourth proper nerve is the one which was already injured in 2011.”
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Workforce
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Marquez will doubtless get replaced by HRC check rider Stefan Bradl, who took the six-time world champion’s place on the Algarve GP and scored some extent in 15th.
Having gained at two anticlockwise tracks this season on the Sachsenring and COTA, and ending second at Aragon, Marquez was anticipated to problem for victory at Ricardo Tormo.
His absence this weekend will mark his fourth non-start of 2021, having additionally missed the opening two rounds of the marketing campaign as he continued to get better from the intense proper arm break which dominated him out of the 2020 season.
Regardless of this, Marquez will nonetheless finish 2021 as the highest Honda rider regardless of 4 races on the sidelines and registering 4 DNFs, as he presently leads teammate Pol Espargaro by 42 factors within the standings.
Marquez may also not be match sufficient to participate within the first 2022 pre-season check at Jerez on November 18-19, the place Honda would have been hoping he might have put essential miles on its radically redesigned 2022 RC213V.
Honda loved a robust Algarve GP final weekend, with LCR’s Alex Marquez claiming a season-best fourth having fought Ducati’s Jack Miller for the rostrum, whereas Pol Espargaro was sixth on his manufacturing unit staff RC213V.