Last minute: Diplopia wins and Marc Márquez ends his career

Marc Márquez does not return to MotoGP, even when diplopia is overcome. The decision has been made, all that’s missing is an official announcement that will be made in the coming days.

Motorcycle Sports is aware that the Spanish Repsol Honda rider has started considering his future after being diagnosed with diplopia following a crash during the Indonesian GP warm-up. This is the second time in the space of about five months that he has suffered from this problem, following blows to the head.

The disease first manifested itself in 2011 and was already close to ending Marquez’s career. Now, the #93 has even chosen to end his career. Fears of a failed recovery are not in question – which, as already indicated in a statement from the doctors, is well underway – but rather that episodes of diplopia would become more frequent with each fall that hits the head.

It is therefore the culmination of a career that began at the World Championships in 2008 in the 125cc class, during which Márquez won eight world titles – six of them in MotoGP, four of them won consecutively between 2016 and 2019. The Spaniard will forever be a figure in Repsol Honda, with whom he spent his entire career in the top class, and in motorcycling, where he managed to be one of the few to win multiple titles .

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