Repsol Honda driver Mark Marquez will miss the upcoming race of the Moto GP championship for the Argentine Grand Prix due to vision problems, his team announced today.
“The driver of Repsol Honda will not take part in the race for world champion, which will be held next weekend in Argentina in order to recover,” said Repsol Honda.
The seven-time world champion is suffering from diplopia after falling from a motorcycle at a speed of 180 kilometers per hour before the race for the Indonesian Grand Prix eight days ago.
He already had diplopia, after falling last year in Portugal, which is why he did not compete in the last two races in the championship.
Marquez passed the second medical examination, the ophthalmologist is satisfied, but the Spaniard is not ready for the race.
“Recovery is not yet complete and Mark Marquez must respect the established therapeutic regimen with conservative treatment,” said Dr. Sanchez Dalmau.
The Moto GP Championship race for the Argentine Grand Prix is scheduled for Sunday.