World champ Marquez to miss Styrian GP

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2020 MotoGP Season

Styrian Grand Prix

Round 5 
Red Bull Ring 
Spielberg, Austria
23 August 2020
Honda rider Marc Marquez is set to miss the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix which will take place on August 23.

The Spanish rider's team Honda has confirmed that the reigning MotoGP world champion will be missing for the third of the triple back-to-back races this weekend.
Marquez is yet in recovery from the fractured arm he suffered during the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix last month. 
He is also recovering from a subsequent second operation he required in the run-up to round three at the Czech Republic Grand Prix to fix a damaged titanium plate.
Fabio Quartararo  of Yamaha
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Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo has been the man to beat this season having enjoyed a great start to the current campaign.

Quartararo is placed at the top of the riders' standings having collected 67 points from his first four races of the year.
His Yamaha teammate Maverick Vinales and Andrea Dovizioso of Ducati are placed third and second respectively on the riders' standings.

Honda will continue with its line-up of Alex Marquez and substitute Stefan Bradl in the absence of their accomplished rider Marc Marquez.
Joao Mir of Suzuki
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Alex, who is Marc's younger brother, was not pleased with how he performed at the recent Austrian Grand Prix as he finished 13th.
“More points from the weekend is good, but the race wasn’t what we wanted,” said Alex Marquez.
“In the first race I had a good feeling and we made a good start so I was able to make up some positions but then the red flag came out. 
“For the restart of the second race, I was strong on the start again, but the feeling wasn’t the same and I struggled to keep up because the feeling with the new tyres wasn’t the same," he added.
“Again, I had a lot of front pushing with the new tyres. I’m looking forward to coming back again next week, in Jerez we improved a lot for the second race.”

Yahama are sitting at the top of Manufacturers' Championship standings - 14 points above their closest rivals, Ducati.
Ducati and KTM are placed second and third respectively on the standings after four races. 

2020 Austrian Grand Prix results

Winner: Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati 
Runner-up: Joao Mir - Suzuki 
Third-Place: Jack Miller - Ducati

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Published: 08/20/2020