Miguel Oliveira wins Indonesian MotoGP, Marquez taken to hospital after shocking warm-up crash

An emotional Miguel Oliveira held his nerve to win a rain-affected Indonesian MotoGP on Sunday and then promised to give the trophy to his daughter.

The Portuguese KTM rider finished 2.205 sec ahead of current world champion Fabio Quartararo, of France, who had started from pole position on his Yamaha.

Another Frenchman, Johann Zarco, was a further 3.158sec adrift for the Pramac Racing team after the race was reduced to 20 laps from the originally scheduled 27 because of safety concerns.

The start at the Mandalika International Street Circuit was delayed for 75 minutes by heavy rain as the sport returned to Indonesia for the first time since 1997.

Earlier, six-time world champion Marc Marquez was taken to hospital after a horror crash in the final warm-up for Sunday’s Indonesian MotoGP.

Marquez suffered a shocking highside on turn seven and was visibly dazed after landing heavily on his left side and taking a whack to his head. Hospital checks subsequently revealed the Spaniard had suffered a concussion.

A shaken Marquez got to his feet and walked away before being taken to a nearby hospital for medical checks. His team Honda said on social media: “After his fall, Marc Marquez has been taken to Mataram hospital for further checks.”

The 29-year-old had already crashed twice during qualifying on Saturday. He was due to start from 14th on the grid after moving up a spot following Franco Morbidelli’s three-place grid penalty.

Organisers said on Sunday the race would be reduced from 27 laps to 20 due to tyre safety concerns caused by extreme heat at the Mandalika track. The race start was then delayed due to torrential rain.

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