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Six-Time World Champ Breaks Arm In Horror MotoGP Crash

Max Sherry

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Six-Time World Champ Breaks Arm In Horror MotoGP Crash

Marc Marquez was left with a broken arm following a horrendous crash at the Spanish Moto Grand Prix.

As a result of the incident involving the six-time world champion, Fabio Quartararo became the first French rider to win a Moto Grand Prix since Regis Laconi in 1999.

Marquez, who was tipped to clinch the flag in the MotoGP season-opener, crashed out on the 20th lap after losing control of his Repsol Honda bike.

Sitting in third place behind Quartararo and Maverick Vinales, the 27-year-old's knee clipped the Circuito de Jerez track just a little too hard as he was going around the corner which sent him flying over the handlebars and onto the gravel.

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After hitting the ground at such speed, Marquez was then struck on the arm with his own wayward bike.

Emergency services were quick to attend the scene with Marquez rushed to hospital shortly after.

His team took to social media to confirm that he required surgery on a broken humerus.

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The team tweeted: "A fall at Turn three while fighting for the podium has resulted in a broken right humerus for @marcmarquez93, who will travel to Barcelona for surgery.

"We wish Marc a speed recovery and will have further updates soon".

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Marquez was quick to respond after thousands of Moto GP fans reached out to him via social media to wish him a speedy recovery.

"Sometimes things don't go as you expect but the most important thing is to get back up and move on," he said via Twitter.

"I hope you enjoyed the comeback! Now I'll have an operation to fix the fracture of my right humerus. I promise you all that I will come back as soon as possible and even stronger".

The next MotoGP will take place on the same circuit next weekend.

Featured Image Credit: MotoGP

Topics: Australia

Max Sherry
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