The Marc Marquez Finger Problem

Posted on 1 May, 2015 by Scott Jones
Marc Marquez Jerez Honda 2015 Tony Goldsmith

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Marc Marquez broke the little finger on his left hand six days ago while training on his motox bike, having surgery within hours of the fracture. The bandaged finger caused him some discomfort, but he still managed third on Friday at Jerez behind Jorge Lorenzo and Aleix Espargaro.

Marquez said: “We can be happy that my hand has responded quite well today – as well as could be expected. It hurts a lot but at least I can put in the laps. We’ll see if tomorrow it is better if it doesn’t swell up. As for the bike, I’m feeling pretty good with it and we are working well, but we need to improve some things – especially in the afternoon – when the track temperature rises. The race will be at this time, so we have to improve the setup accordingly.”

His Repsol Honda team rigged a special grip for his left hand:
Marc Marquez left hand grip Jerez 2015

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Marc Marquez First in flight

Photograph: ©2015 by Tony Goldsmith / TGF Photos – All Rights Reserved

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