After a 180km/h fall on Saturday, his first accident since breaking his right-arm last July, Marc Marquez has suffered a near identical crash in a chilly morning warm-up session at Jerez.

Saturday's Turn 7 accident required precautionary scans in hospital before a return to action in the afternoon, while Sunday morning saw Marquez lose the front of his RCV at the Turn 4 left-hander.

The similar high-speed meant Marquez once again skimmed over the gravel trap and into an airfence, albeit with a softer impact than yesterday.

Marquez's accident came just minutes after Repsol Honda team-mate Pol Espargaro, who also fell at Turn 7 yesterday, lost control of his machine at Turn 10 this morning.

Both riders were unhurt and will line-up 13th (Espargaro) and 14th (Marquez) on this afternoon's grid. 

Marquez had been planning to try some bike set-up changes in warm-up for what is only his second race weekend since returning to MotoGP action following three rounds of surgery on his right arm.

LCR Honda's Takaaki Nakagami (who has switched back to the 2020 chassis this weekend and qualified in fifth) also fell in warm-up, plus Tech3 KTM's Iker Lecuona, while Pramac Ducati's Johann Zarco led the timesheets.




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