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Marc Marquez Suffers Broken Finger in German MotoGP Practice Crash

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Marc Marquez has broken a finger and sustained bruising to his ribs in a crash during practice for the German MotoGP round.

Marquez had been second-fastest in Friday morning's FP1, and in Practice during the afternoon he was fastest before the final time attacks began.

The #93's best time came from a one-lap run that he completed after crashing at turn 11. After completing that one-lap run, Marquez exited the Gresini garage and changed out of his leathers, before heading to the circuit medical centre. While there, he dropped to 13th in the session and out of automatic Q2 qualification, while Maverick Vinales topped Practice for the MotoGP German Grand Prix.

Marc Marquez, German MotoGP 5 July 2024

At the medical centre, Marquez was declared fit to ride, but has revealed on Friday evening that he has broken a finger and sustained bruising to his ribs.

"The feeling with the bike was good, but it’s obvious that the afternoon crash has had a great impact on this first day here at the Sachsenring," Marquez said. "I’m not worried about the fracture in my finger, but the bruise to the rib cage is surely the one bothering me the most and that also prevented me from continuing the session. Now it is time to rest and tomorrow morning we’ll see what my physical condition is.”

Marquez is currently third in the MotoGP riders' standings, 58 points behind championship leader Jorge Martin. Although he crashed five times and ultimately withdrew from the race at last year's German Grand Prix, the Gresini Ducati rider was unbeaten at the Sachsenring between 2010 and 2021.

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