Article By Ministry of Bikes
Posted on 28 Feb 2017
Marquez dislocates shoulder during testing
The Repsol Honda team had the opportunity to use the track at Jerez for private testing to prepare for the MotoGP World Championship, and the track was left open to the team for a scheduled two full days.
However, things didn’t go so well for the team as the first day of testing was cancelled due to bad weather, which meant both Pedrosa and Marquez were stuck in their garages. The testing was particularly crucial to allow the team to determine which engine should be utilised on their Honda RC213V for the season, so this was disappointing for the riders.
Luckily, the weather had mostly cleared for day two of testing and the team managed to get an early start on the track. On the other hand, Marquez took a bad fall at turn 7, which meant he dislocated his shoulder again, bringing the test to an end. This isn’t the first-time Marc Marquez has dislocated his shoulder, in fact he has dislocated his left shoulder three times in the last four years.
Fortunately, it has been confirmed that Marquez has received no damage and should be back to full fitness for the official tests on the 10th-12th March, as long as he takes the rest he needs.