Marquez dislocates shoulder during Jerez test


MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez suffered a dislocated shoulder during Repsol Honda's private test session in Jerez on Saturday.

After a planned test was cancelled on Friday due to rain, both Marquez and team-mate Dani Pedrosa were able to get time on the track ahead of the opening race of the season next month.

Both men gathered valuable telemetry for their team but Marquez's day ended in pain as he came off at turn seven and dislocated his right shoulder.

Luckily for the Spaniard, after checks with the track's medical team, there was no further damage once the shoulder had been popped back into its joint.

"Today was a productive day, as we were able to do many laps and to work on our bike well," said Marquez.

"We did most of the work we had planned, which is good. 

"I crashed in the afternoon and dislocated my shoulder, but luckily it was nothing serious. Now I'll have some rest back at home and get ready for the next test, in Qatar."

The Losail International Circuit in Qatar will host the next MotoGP pre-season test from March 10-12.