NBC Sports announced its broadcast schedule for the next five NTT IndyCar Series races, starting on NBC at noon ET July 4 with the GMR Grand Prix from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
With the season having started June 6 on NBC at Texas Motor Speedway, three of the season’s first four races will be broadcast on NBC. The July 12 race at Road America also will be shown at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Three other races will be shown on NBCSN: the REV Group Grand Prix at 5 p.m. ET on July 11 at Road America; and the July 17-18 doubleheader at Iowa Speedway, both beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET.
NBCSN also will have live coverage of GMR Grand Prix qualifying at 4:30 p.m. ET on July 3 at Indy.
Here is NBC Sports’ IndyCar schedule through July 18:
|Fri., July 3
||GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis – Qualifying
|Sat., July 4
||GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis
|Sat., July 11
||REV Group Grand Prix at Road America – Race 1
|Sun., July 12
||REV Group Grand Prix at Road America – Race 2
|Fri., July 17
||Iowa INDYCAR 250s – Race 1
|Sat., July 18
||Iowa INDYCAR 250s – Race 2
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.”