For years, Marc Márquez dodged all the dangers. He razed as he had not been seen (six thrones of MotoGP), became a premature legend and even became viral the saved from him. From the MotoGP debut in 2013, to that of him last world title in 2019, in which he won 12 of the 19 races, there was no macula in his empire. Who could stop it? Only destiny has hampered the phenomenon.
That day when everything began to twist was on July 19, 2020, the post-pandemic championship that began. In Jerez, a spectacular fall while pursuing Fabio Quartaraaro, ended with his shattered arm: complete fracture of the middle third of the humerus. A nightmare for starting, three operations, a season in the trash and many difficulties.
At last, nine months in the dry dock, the light at the end of the tunnel this 2021, although with asterisk. He only managed to handle without too much pain in the circuits on the left, where he even achieved two victories (Sachsenring and Austin). Slowly. Even already with the lost championship, the day Quartaraaro was proclaimed world champion, a couple of weeks ago in Misano, the beginning of the end of the curse: Márquez was imposed on a right circuit. They subtracted two great prizes, two tests where they check the evolutions of the arm, where to gain trust without pressure for the future. And again the evil.
Márquez missed the appointment last weekend in Portimao, precisely where he returned last April. But he will not be already in the grand prize that closes the season in Cheste - the one will serve as a farewell of Valentino Rossi- nor in the postseason tests scheduled at the Jerez-Ángel Nieto circuit of November 18 and 19.
Because, as confirmed by the team on Tuesday, during the rest days of Marc in Cervera, the discomfort was not over and suffered vision problems. The Sánchez Dalmau ophthalmologist from Barcelona Hospital, after the relevant evidence, detected a new episode of diplopia "a paralysis of the fourth right nerve with affectation of the right upper oblique muscle". And here the alarms, it is an injury that has already suffered in 2011, during its first season in Moto2, after a mishap in a free training at the Grand Prix of Malaysia, and that made it five months out of combat after surgery in January 2012. Then, it even feared for the rest of the race as a professional pilot.
Because it was the most serious injury of all his trajectory and he visits him again at the time Marc began to escape the nightmare of the problems on his arm.Updated Date: 09 November 2021, 08:25