Marquez in bid to beat medical odds and race in Jerez with broken arm

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The six-time elite-class world champion crashed out of the delayed season-opening Spanish Grand Prix last Sunday as France's Fabio Quartararo took his maiden MotoGP victory.
Marquez in bid to beat medical odds and race in Jerez with broken arm



JEREZ - Marc Marquez is hoping to be passed fit to compete in this weekend's Andalucia Grand Prix despite breaking his arm in Jerez last week to avoid leaving his rivals with an excellent chance to steal an early march in the MotoGP title race.

The six-time elite-class world champion crashed out of the delayed season-opening Spanish Grand Prix last Sunday as France's Fabio Quartararo took his maiden MotoGP victory.

But just two days after having a titanium plate inserted in his right arm in the operation in a Barcelona hospital, his team Honda announced he would be at the Jerez circuit on Thursday where he is hoping to get the green light to ride.

If he fails the medical Honda are not replacing him on their factory bike.

Initial forecasts suggested the earliest Marquez was expected to resume was in the Czech Grand Prix on August 9.

After Tuesday's surgery Honda team manager Alberto Puig had said: "Now we have to be patient to see how Marc recovers and to understand when he can return."

LCR-Honda's Cal Crutchlow is also hoping to get the all clear to be fit after he underwent surgery on his left wrist.

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