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This 2022 Argentine Grand Prix takes place in the absence of one MotoGP great: official Honda rider Marc Márquez, unfortunately forced to throw in the towel this weekend due to his vision problems resurfacing after the its violent fall in Indonesia. .
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“The second neuro-ophthalmological assessment carried out on Marc Márquez on Monday showed a very favorable evolution of the paralysis of the right fourth nerve, affected in the fall at the Indonesian Grand Prix.“, explains ophthalmology doctor Bernat Sánchez Dalmau, who watches over the Spaniard.But his recovery is not yet complete: Marc must continue therapy with conservative treatment.“
The scans carried out yesterday at the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona (Spain) thus confirm a “a major improvement“Double vision problems – diplopia – for Honda rider, who strung together two consecutive clean sheets for his full-time return to his RC213V…
.@marcmarquez93 miss the Argentine GP
The Repsol Honda Team rider has already shown very favorable improvements with his diplopia after the visit to the Hospital Clínic and the examination by Dr. Sánchez Dalmau.
— Repsol Honda Team (@HRC_MotoGP) March 29, 2022
Honda does not specify at this stage if Márquez’s bike will be entrusted to a replacement this weekend – in particular its test rider Stefan Bradl – or if the participation of the n° 93 is committed for the next Grand Prix scheduled for the week. the circuit of Austin in Texas (United States), a real “garden” of Marc Márquez.
Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha official
“It’s a pleasure to return to the Termas track. None of us have traveled here since 2019, which means we all start from roughly the same point. It’s not my favorite subject, but I think we can do a good job here. In Indonesia I felt much better on the bike. We tried something new and it paid off. I’m very curious to see if that will be the case here as well.“.
Franco Morbidelli, Yamaha official
“Considering my starting position, we did a good job in the last race in very difficult conditions. My team and I are gaining more and more experience together, which translates into better races even when the circumstances are not in our favor. It’s good that after a long time we can visit Termas de Río Hondo again. My feeling with the bike was good at Mandalika, and I hope to find the same feeling this weekend“.
Pol Espargaró, Honda official
“I’m really looking forward to getting our season back on track after a difficult weekend in Indonesia which is now a thing of the past. Now we focus on the future. We are close to the top of the championship and the aim is to prepare for a weekend like in Qatar. I have had consistent results in Argentina in the past and we know what Honda can do this year. We have to keep working and showing our potential“.
Stefan Bradl, official Honda (replacing Marc Márquez)
“First of all, I would like to send my best wishes for a speedy recovery to Marc. Until I return, I will do my best for Honda HRC and the Repsol Honda team. I’ve already done some testing this year so I know the new RC213V well, but of course in the context of a MotoGP weekend it’s different. I have good memories of Argentina, I was fifth there in 2014 and seventh in my last race at Termas in 2016. We will work with the team to define the schedule for the weekend and I think it will be busy.“.
Andrea Dovizioso, Yamaha Racing
“After the dismal result in Indonesia, I really want to come back and do better. We had the ability to launch good things in Indonesia, but ultimately we were unlucky. The Termas de Rio Hondo circuit is a pretty unique track and we haven’t been there for two years, so I’m curious to see what the conditions will be like. We arrive optimistic, I think it can be a good track for Yamaha“.
Darryn Binder, Yamaha Racing
“I am very excited to arrive in Argentina. We haven’t been to Termas de Rio Hondo in a few years, but I have fond memories of the last time. So I can’t wait, especially after my 10th place in Indonesia which motivated me and made me very happy. I’m ready to do it, start from scratch, keep snacking and try to get better and faster. Can’t wait to start another race!“
Jack Miller, Ducati official
“I’m happy to be back in Argentina! In the last GP contested here in 2019, I achieved a good fourth position, while in 2018 I achieved my first and only pole position in MotoGP. The start of this season was a bit difficult, although we had the potential to aim for the podium in the first two rounds. We hope to have a more linear weekend here in Argentina“.
Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati official
“Already after the Qatar race and especially after the last Indonesian GP, my feeling with the Desmosedici GP returned to what it was last year. Unfortunately, in Losail as Mandalika, we were not able to show our real potential, so I hope that I can finally do it here in Argentina. Termas is a track I like and I’m determined to finally start the season this weekend“.
Schedules of the 2022 MotoGP Argentina GP (local time, France +5h)
History of the MotoGP Argentina Grand Prix
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