MotoGP’s August is the most busy we have ever seen as riders will have to face another race next week at Red Bull Ring in Austria, followed by a third consecutive race in the same circuit for the Styria GP as happened for Formula 1 who raced there two times in a row in the opening rounds.
The major class should face again the absence of his World Champion as Marc Marquez is still recovering from his injury, especially from the second operation required after damaging his titanium plate while opening a door as explained by Alberto Puig.
That means Stefan Bradl will race once again for the Honda HRC at Red Bull Ring, helping the team on getting crucial points but especially some good data to develop the bike in the best way possible. Honda HRC test rider announced his presence in Austria in his socials, but we still have to know if he will race in both Austria races or just one.
Apparently Marc Marquez’s comeback is set for Misano, meaning that Stefan Bradl will race for two more times, but we could see a miraculous return from the World Champion in the Styria GP if his conditions would be better day after day.
At the moment, Marc Marquez missed two races and did not finish the opening round in Jerez as he crashed and he is 69 points far from Championship Leader Fabio Quartararo, who is set to extend his lead also in Austria.
With 11 races left, Marquez’s dream to defend the Title could be over, but nothing is decided yet as Quartararo could make a bad race in Austria and that could push Marc to comeback for Styria GP. Only time will tell about Marc Marquez's situation, but nowadays the official news is that Bradl will race in both Austria occasions.