MotoGP: Marc Marquez to Miss COTA due to Ongoing Injury

April 11, 2023Ray Milton

Today we received report that Marc Marquez will not be competing in MotoGP round 3 this weekend at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. Marquez was injured in a late pass attempt at the Portugal Grand Prix which say him and a few other riders injured. You can read more about our post Portugal MotoGP injury report here.

Honda Racing Corporation released the following statement:

“Following a final CAT scan, Marc Marquez and his medical team, led by Dr. Ignacio Roger de Oña, at the Ruber Internacional Hospital in Madrid have confirmed the first metacarpal is still in the healing process. After close collaboration with the Repsol Honda Team and HRC, all involved have elected to let the injury fully heal and avoid any unnecessary risks.

Marquez will continue to work through his rehabilitation program at home in order to return at full fitness as soon as possible.”

This is more heart breaking news for the Honda side as Marquez has yet to receive a verdict on his appeal. The FIM stewards have not responded regarding his challenge against the double long lap penalty he was issued in the Portugal Grand Prix. Marquez is 43 points behind the championship leader. After missing 2 Grand Prix (Argentina and now COTA and their Sprint Races) coupled with the outstanding penalty; it will be an uphill battle for Marquez to have any chance at Championship contention.