Marc Marquez returns to Europe for festival of Spanish motorcycle racing

Marc Marquez will take part in the Spanish Grand Prix despite injury to little finger of left hand

After races in Qatar, the United States and Argentina, the MotoGP World Championship arrives in Europe this weekend. Awaiting the riders are six races in the next ten weeks on European soil, with the first stop the Spanish Grand Prix. The Circuito de Jerez hosts the annual festival of Spanish motorcycle racing from May 1st to May 3rd –a track at which Marc Marquez won a year ago.

The race comes only a few days after Marquez suffered an injury to the little finger of his left hand, but he will still be onboard his Repsol Honda RC213V and looking to regain ground in the standings. Alongside him will be Hiroshi Aoyama, standing in for Dani Pedrosa for the third consecutive race.

Marc Marquez:
“Today I underwent another examination by Dr. Mir, and he confirmed that the wound is healing well and looking good. He took off the cast that they had put on and now I have begun to do some physiotherapy work with some active and passive movements. My finger will be checked at Jerez after every session and the bandages will be changed. I am very motivated for this Grand Prix, because it is the first of the year in Spain, there are my home fans there and I have some good memories from previous years! It’s a pity about the injury, but I hope that it doesn’t affect me too much and that I can get a great result in front of the fans.”