Márquez forced to skip Phillip Island test
26 February 2014 – Repsol Honda rider Marc Márquez has been forced to pull out of next week's test at Phillip Island.
The Spaniard, who broke his right fibula in a training fall last Wednesday, was already ruled out of this week's Sepang gathering, and he has now been advised against further testing by the renowned Dr. Xavier Mir.
"I'm obviously disappointed that I'm not in Sepang at the moment and to miss Phillip Island is also unfortunate, but we believe it is the best decision," said Márquez, who won the MotoGP title as a rookie last season.
"After my meeting today with Dr. Xavier Mir, although he was happy with the general situation of my leg after only seven days since the accident, he advised against taking unnecessary risk.
"I will take time to rest and get myself as fit as possible to return to Qatar in the best shape possible."
The season-opening Qatar Grand Prix takes place at the Losail International Circuit from March 21-23.