Marquez dislocated shoulder after crashing on damp patch

Marc Marquez says a damp patch caused his crash early in Monday’s MotoGP test at Jerez and led to a partial dislocation of his right shoulder.

Marquez dislocated shoulder after crashing on damp patch

Marquez sat top of the session early on Monday after his initial run on his 2019-spec Honda, but he quickly switched to his ’20-spec RC213V.

In the morning, the track had several damp patches dotted around it off line, and Marquez touched one of these after running wide on the way into the Lorenzo hairpin at the end of the lap. Though the crash was slow speed, he landed awkwardly on his shoulder and had to be taken to the medical centre for checks.

Explaining the crash, Marquez said: “Was my mistake, but I went wide and in Turn 5, Turn 9 and Turn 13 that out of the line [there] is kind of wet patches, especially in the morning.

“I went wide, I was not so fast because I just gave up [the lap] and just I [touch] that wet part and I lost the front. But the problem was I arrived in the gravel in not a good position and I had the subluxation of the shoulder, and for that reason I went to the medical centre.”

Read Also:

Marquez’s 2018 season was plagued by a recurring dislocation problem in his left shoulder, which required complicated surgery in the off-season.

The world champion also crashed on the opening day of last week’s Valencia test while on his ’20 bike, though this was a result of the new engine not being fully set-up with the bike’s electronics.

In Valencia Marquez and LCR counterpart Cal Crutchlow both had a ’20 RC213V to try, but HRC gave the Briton’s to Marquez to try various new things.

The biggest difference between both ’20 bikes Marquez had was the chassis, and he says this test programme was decided by HRC as a result of Tuesday’s poor forecast.

“I had three bikes in the garage,” he added. “One is the current bike, one is the first step of the new engine and a different chassis.

“It’s there where we are trying to understand the way [forward], we are trying to understand – especially here in Jerez that where chassis is very important  – and we saw that with those conditions… was very special conditions because the grip was so high, but so critical with these cold conditions.

“Here in the moment, this first day - because tomorrow the weather looks like it’s not perfect - HRC decided that I [was to] try the two different bikes this first day. Second day I don’t know what the plan is. But this plan was created by the weather.”

shares
comments

Vinales dominates crash-filled first day of Jerez test

Dovizioso wants more from "very interesting" new Ducati chassis

The other Suzuki signing that could transform Honda's MotoGP form

The other Suzuki signing that could transform Honda's MotoGP form

Prime
Prime
MotoGP
German Garcia Casanova

The signing that could fix Honda The other Suzuki signing that could transform Honda's MotoGP form

How the MotoGP paddock has offered refuge to Suzuki's former team

How the MotoGP paddock has offered refuge to Suzuki's former team

Prime
Prime
MotoGP
German Garcia Casanova

How Suzuki staff is finding new home How the MotoGP paddock has offered refuge to Suzuki's former team

How one MotoGP team went from title challengers to losing it all in four years

How one MotoGP team went from title challengers to losing it all in four years

Prime
Prime
MotoGP
Lewis Duncan

How RNF Racing lost it all How one MotoGP team went from title challengers to losing it all in four years

Is Marc Marquez ready to reclaim his MotoGP throne?

Is Marc Marquez ready to reclaim his MotoGP throne?

Prime
Prime
MotoGP
Lewis Duncan

How Marquez plans to bounce back Is Marc Marquez ready to reclaim his MotoGP throne?

How MotoGP's underachiever is working to reverse its fortunes in 2023

How MotoGP's underachiever is working to reverse its fortunes in 2023

Prime
Prime
MotoGP
Lewis Duncan

How KTM can reverse its fortunes How MotoGP's underachiever is working to reverse its fortunes in 2023

How MotoGP riders are preparing for the physical stress of sprint races

How MotoGP riders are preparing for the physical stress of sprint races

Prime
Prime
MotoGP
Germán Garcia Casanova

How riders are preparing for sprints How MotoGP riders are preparing for the physical stress of sprint races

Luca Marini: Why he's more than just Valentino Rossi's brother

Luca Marini: Why he's more than just Valentino Rossi's brother

Prime
Prime
MotoGP
Lewis Duncan

Marini - More than Rossi's brother Luca Marini: Why he's more than just Valentino Rossi's brother

Ranking the top 10 MotoGP riders of 2022

Ranking the top 10 MotoGP riders of 2022

Prime
Prime
MotoGP
Lewis Duncan

Ranking the top 10 MotoGP riders Ranking the top 10 MotoGP riders of 2022