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MANDALIKA: Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez known as it “one of the biggest” crashes he’d ever had after being catapulted into the air in the course of the warm-up to Sunday’s rain-hit Indonesian Grand Prix.
The Spaniard’s Honda cartwheeled end-over-end because it disintegrated and he appeared to land closely on his left arm and smack his helmet on the bottom at about 180kph (112mph).
The shaken 29-year-old someway bought to his ft and gingerly walked away earlier than being taken to a close-by Lombok hospital for medical checks.
He was dominated out of the race on the brand new Mandalika circuit and stated in an announcement launched by his Repsol Honda Team: “What can I say? It has not been our weekend, we have struggled and had problems from the start.
“It was a very big crash in warm-up this morning, possibly one of many largest I’ve had.
“I went to the local hospital and while there were no serious problems, it was decided that I should not race. It’s of course a shame, but the best decision.”

Marquez, who was thought to have suffered a concussion from the spectacular incident at flip seven, had already endured a bruising weekend with two crashes throughout qualifying on Saturday.
He had been as a consequence of begin the race from 14th on the grid after being promoted one spot as a consequence of a three-place grid penalty for Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli.
The race was delayed for 75 minutes by heavy rain and finally received by Portugal’s KTM rider Miguel Oliveira.
It was lowered from 27 laps to twenty over tyre security fears brought on by the intense warmth on the circuit.
Writing on Twitter to his 2.6 million followers, Marquez stated that he was “OK”.
“For precaution, and to not take any more risks, we decided to not race at the Indonesian GP,” he added.
“I want to thank all the MotoGP medical team and the Mataram Hospital for the treatment received.
“Thank you for all of your help messages.”
MotoGP was returning to Indonesia for the first time since 1997 and the new venue on the resort island of Lombok was partially resurfaced following problems during February’s testing.
Supplier Michelin brought an old tyre casing last raced in 2018 in an effort to combat the conditions.
But Honda and Suzuki riders in particular had complained about a lack of rear grip on the tyre, with Marquez appearing to suffer more than most.

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