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No Marquez at Phillip Island test

Broken fibula forces Marquez to miss two tests before the start of the MotoGP season

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Submitted by Samantha Wanless on Wed, 26/02/2014 - 16:34

REPSOL Honda have confirmed that Marc Marquez will not be attending the Phillip Island test scheduled to take place next week.

The 2013 World Champion broke his fibula during a dirt-track training accident last week in Lleida.

Marquez has been advised today by Dr. Xavier Mir that it would be better to rest his leg ready for the opening round near of the end of next month in Qatar rather than risk further injury.

The 22-year-old said: "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.

"After my meeting today with Dr. 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," explained Marquez.

"So I will take time to rest and get myself as fit as possible to return to Qatar for the first race in the best shape possible."

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