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Jordan King, Rio Haryanto to run for Manor at Pirelli test

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As the 2015 Formula 1 regular season concludes this weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, so too does the testing calendar with a post-season Pirelli test occurring next Tuesday, December 1.

Manor will run youngsters Jordan King (Great Britain) and Rio Haryanto (Indonesia) for half a day apiece. The GP2 drivers also conclude their own seasons this weekend; Haryanto enters fourth in points with King in 12th. This will be King’s first day in an F1 car while Haryanto has had a couple previous tests.

Meanwhile Manor has Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi in the F1 cars for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Merhi back for the first time since the Russian Grand Prix, and Stevens making his first return appearance to a GP after his one-off debut last year in what was Caterham’s last ever start.

“For Jordan, this is a planned part of his 2015 role as development driver, following a season spent with the team in an educational capacity,” soon-to-be-departed Manor team principal John Booth said.

“Rio has of course driven two of our cars in previous tests. In 2010, he was considered to be at the very tender age of 17 years old, but we knew he had an exciting future ahead of him.”

Haryanto has been rumored in recent days to be in the frame for a race seat in 2016, but has the slight discrepancy of not having enough points to qualify for an FIA Superlicense under the new points system established this year.

NBCSN insider/pit reporter Will Buxton pointed out the “curious case” of young Haryanto below:

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez has second surgery on fractured arm

MotoGP Marc Marquez second surgery
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Defending MotoGP series champion Marc Marquez underwent a second surgery Monday after a titanium plate inserted in his fractured right arm sustained damage. The Repsol Honda Team said in a statement that it’ll be two days before the recovery period is determined.

Marquez was injured during a crash in the July 19 season opener. He underwent an initial surgery July 21 in Barcelona, and doctors said there was no nerve damage.

The eight-time champion was cleared to race in the season’s second event Jerez. But Marquez decided to skip the July 26 race after experiencing discomfort while riding the No. 93 bike in a July 25 practice.

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He had planned to race in Sunday’s grand prix at the Automotodrom Brno in the Czech Republic in hopes of returning to defend his title. His status for Sunday apparently will be unclear until at least Wednesday.

In a statement Monday, the team said the titanium plate in Marquez’s right arm successfully was replaced after stress accumulation. Marquez will stay in the hospital for two days recovering.

Dr Xavier Mir, who performed the surgery at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus, said in the release that “Marc Marquez underwent surgery 13 days ago and today he returned to the operating room. The first operation was successful, what was not expected was that the plate was insufficient. An accumulation of stress in the operated area has caused the plate to suffer some damage, so today the titanium plate has been removed and replaced by a new fixation.

“The rider has not felt pain during this period. He has always followed the medical advice given and the feeling from his body. Unfortunately, an overstress has caused this issue. Now we have to wait 48 hours to understand the recovery time.”