Marquez suffers fracture

Marc Marquez still managed to get second place. Photo: MotoGP

Marc Marquez will miss the upcoming Malaysian MotoGP test due to a fractured leg.

Marquez, the 2013 MotoGP champ and a favourite for a 2014 repeat, broke his right fibula while practicing on a dirt track in Spain. It sounds as if it’s not a serious injury, but he’s going to miss a few weeks of action. Along with the Sepang test, he might also miss Philips Island.

Some racing fans might remember Nicky Hayden put a dent in his 2012 season when he crashed an XR100 while flat-tracking for practice, requiring surgery after he messed up his shoulder pretty good. It doesn’t sound as if Marquez will suffer the same fate, though; however, it might set his pace back just a bit in the pre-season tests. In the first Malaysian test, Marquez had been the fastest rider every day.

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(Daily News & Assistant Editor) Zac earned his job at CMG by crashing Editor ‘Arris’s Konker in 2010, proving he was one of the sad few afflicted by the CMG curse. Originally from PEI, he now lives in a van down by the river, just outside Saint John, New Brunswick with a collection of tattered Hunter S. Thompson paperbacks.


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