Ricevuto l’ok dei medici, Marc Marquez è salito su una moto per la prima volta dopo otto mesi, durante una giornata di test al Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya con la Honda RC213V-S. Il test gli è servito per capire le sue reazioni fisiche dopo una così lunga lontananza dalle piste, iniziata al Gran Premio dell’Andalusia: una caduta violenta, la rottura dell’omero e un recupero più complicato del previsto, che ha fatto molto discutere. Ora l’obiettivo è partecipare al primo GP del 2021, in Qatar, il prossimo 28 marzo.
Here is all you need to know:
– Márquez’s 2020 season began in dramatic fashion at the Spanish GP last July when the Repsol Honda rider suffered a highside on the Jerez track and crashed out late on to leave him with a fractured arm.
– The Spaniard had been a revelation on two wheels before the crash with one 125cc world title (2010), one Moto2 crown (2012) and six MotoGP World Championships in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
– The 28-year-old underwent a series of operations on the fractured right humerus, however complications ensured that he missed the rest of the season as compatriot Joan Mir won his maiden world title for Suzuki.
– Márquez has worked extremely hard in rehabilitation to give himself a chance of competing in 2021 for Repsol Honda alongside his new teammate Pol Espargaró.
– After doctors cleared him to ramp up his training, due to increasing bone consolidation in his arm, he first tested out his fitness using a mini bike close to his home in Cervera at the Circuito de Alcarrás track.
– Next up this Tuesday, Márquez climbed on to a Honda RC213V-S – the production version of his MotoGP bike – for a welcome trip around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as the next step in his comeback.
– The 2021 season opens around the Losail circuit on March 28 with the evening Qatar GP one of 19 races that are currently scheduled.