While 8x motorcycle world champ Marc Marquez convalesces after extensive surgery to his right humerus, he was rooting for his rookie 2x world champ younger brother, Alex, who finished in 2nd at Aragon yesterday, his best result in the MotoGP class.
MotoGP rookie Brad Binder was not only the first South African to win in the class but also handed Austrian manufacturer KTM its first ever win at the highest level. Flawless win in the Czech Republic.
8x World Champ Marc Marquez has suffered a nasty high side which has fractured his humerus and caused partial paralysis of his radial nerve.
In the first race back after a 4 month absence due to COVID19, Marquez had been leading the race before running off track after a miraculous save and falling to stone cold last.
What followed was the most amazing feat. He caught up the entire field and retook 3rd place before this horrible accident.
To put into context, his main rivals must have been so demoralized to see him effectively parked in a gravel trap to then overtake them 10 laps later. Think of Usain Bolt stopping midway through the 100m final to tie his shoelace and then resume the race and catch the rest up.
The only way the rest of the field can defeat him in a championship is through injury. We hope he fully recovers from his surgery on Tuesday.
Congrats to Danilo #Petrux Petrucci on his maiden MotoGP win at Mugello. Despite riding with the flu, he overcame and won in his normal pitbull style. A popular choice for the win. Nice to see the Bologna Bullets so competitive. Looks like Petrux has got the 1yr contract extension in the bag.
Aussie Moto2 motorcycle racer, Remy Gardner (son of 1987 500cc world champ Wayne Gardner), won his first ever podium in Argentina today taking 2nd place. It is always interesting to see the prodigy follow in his father’s footsteps. This sport takes no prisoners and Remy showed all the mongrel of his old man today. He was really in with a chance to win. Rode a near faultless race.
With this confidence boost he may well see himself as a challenger for the title. A long shot? Today’s performance showed he’s up for it. Second in the championship.