Despite aiming for a return to racing at Brno, Marc Marquez is going to sit out this weekend’s racing at Brno – and will be replaced by HRC test rider Stefan Bradl.
After undergoing a second surgery on a fractured humerus, Marquez and HRC have decided that the World Champion won’t be on the grid at the Czech GP. He’ll be replaced by former Moto2 World Champion and current Honda test rider Stefan Bradl.
Over the years, Bradl has claimed three top ten MotoGP finishes at Brno from seven starts – and only missed out on points once.
Speaking about the news, Stefan Bradl said: “First of all I want to wish Marc a speedy recovery, what he did in Jerez was incredible and he showed that he has the true spirit of a champion. I am looking forward to riding the Honda RC213V again, due to the global pandemic we have not been able to test as we would normally so it will take some time to adjust to the bike and MotoGP again but I have ridden the superbike a few times so I know my fitness is good. It’s a challenge I’m looking forward to, competing with the Repsol Honda Team is always a great honour and I am pleased to help Honda. Let’s see how the weekend goes.”
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