Honda expects Marquez, Pedrosa to race at Jerez

Honda MotoGP team manager Livio Suppo is expecting both Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa to be fit to race in this weekend's event at Jerez.

World champion Marquez appeared in doubt for his home race after he broke a finger in a dirt bike crash over the weekend.

Marquez underwent surgery in Barcelona and a titanium plate has been inserted in the broken finger.

But Suppo says the Spanish rider has assured him he will be racing at Jerez.

"He told me he is sure he will race and not to worry," Suppo told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"We have to be positive. Even a year ago he got hurt during the winter with a motard, and then he arrived in Qatar and won."

Pedrosa, meanwhile, is expected to announce this week whether he is ready to return to action following the surgery he underwent to try to solve his arm problems.

Suppo is also expecting Pedrosa to be fit to race.

"He will undergo a stress test to assess his condition, but the plan is to race at Jerez, although Aoyama will be in Spain as a precaution," Suppo added.


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Series MotoGP
Drivers Dani Pedrosa , Marc Marquez
Teams Repsol Honda Team
Article type Breaking news