Motorcycle - Marquez suffers hand fracture in cycling crash

Repsol Honda's Spanish rider Marc Marquez looks on in the pits during the Moto GP qualifying session on the eve of the Aragon Grand Prix at the Motorland racetrack in Alcaniz on September 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JAIME REINA (AFP Photo/JAIME REINA)

- MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez underwent surgery to treat a broken bone in his left hand after injuring himself while training on his mountain bike near Barcelona, his Honda team confirmed. Marquez's chances of winning a third consecutive world title were realistically ended when he crashed out of Sunday's Aragon Grand Prix to leave him 79 points adrift of championship leader Valentino Rossi with just four races remaining. However, Honda remain hopeful that the 22-year-old will be fit to ride in the Japanese Grand Prix on October 11.

AFP