Marc Marquez will miss next week's test at Phillip Island in Australia, Honda has confirmed.
The Repsol Honda star, who was ruled out of the Sepang II MotoGP test this week after breaking his fibula last Wednesday in a training accident, will now not have the chance to test prior to the beginning of the opening round of the world championship in Qatar on March 23.
The news was announced after world champion Marquez underwent a check-up on Wednesday in Barcelona, when he was advised by doctors to rest rather than risk further injury over the coming weeks.
A dejected Marquez said: “I'm obviously disappointed that I'm not in Sepang at the moment and to miss Phillip Island is also unfortunate, but we believe it is the best decision.
“After my meeting today with Dr. Mir, although he was happy with the general situation of my leg after only seven days since the accident, he advised against taking unnecessary risk.
“So I will take time to rest and get myself as fit as possible to return to Qatar for the first race in the best shape possible.”
The tyre test in Australia takes place from March 3-5.