Having an accident in the warm-up session, Marquez is evacuated to the hospital

Repsol Honda team racer Marc Marquez had to undergo a medical examination at the hospital after having an accident in the warm-up session ahead of the Grand Prix of Indonesia at the Pertamina Mandalika Circuit, Lombok, Sunday (20/3).

Marquez experienced a highside until he bounced off his motorbike at Turn 7. The rider’s RC213V motorbike was also badly damaged by a collision at a fairly high speed in the flowing corner.

The Spaniard was able to stand and walk after the crash, but had to undergo a medical examination in the paddock before being taken by medical officers to hospital.

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« MotoGP racer #93 Marc Marquez was taken to the hospital for a check-up, » said a statement from the MotoGP medical team.

The Repsol Honda Team added, « After falling, Marc Marquez has been taken to the Mataram hospital for further checks. »

Marquez previously also had two accidents during the first qualifying session (Q1) when he tried to push his motorbike to get the best lap.

After several slides, Marquez suffered a lowside and crashed at Turn 13 with five minutes remaining before rushing back to the garage to change bikes and get back on track.

In his last attempt, Marquez tried to push hard but he crashed again for lowside again, this time at Turn 12, and vented his anger on the gravel.

If declared fit for the race, Marquez will start from P14, or move up one position following the penalty awarded to Franco Morbidelli for violating the practice start procedure during FP3. (Ant/OL-1)