The six-time MotoGP world champion has been out of motion since he underwent a fancy operation on his proper arm in his bid to return to full health and mobility which he lacked on his preliminary comeback from a badly damaged arm sustained on the 2020 Spanish GP.
Whereas Marquez has continued to step up his restoration, he’ll make his first look within the MotoGP paddock since Might later this month on the Crimson Bull Ring. The Spaniard will reconnect along with his manufacturing unit Honda squad to get an replace on the developments on the RC213V.
“Honda is in a important second. I’m talking loads with my crew and attempting to know the 2022 bike, the scenario and what’s taking place,” Marquez mentioned in a crew launch.
“For this reason I’ll go to Austria, to talk to everybody and to satisfy with the HRC workers from Japan to work for the long run. We’re all working collectively, we win collectively, we lose collectively, and we’ll come again collectively. I’m talking loads with Stefan Bradl as properly, us and Santi are working collectively and testing issues – each understand how I journey.
“I mentioned in Mugello that I will probably be at residence, however I wish to keep linked. With the earlier operation I disconnected an excessive amount of, and I wish to be concerned in order that after I come again, I’ll have every thing contemporary.”
Marquez additionally offered an replace on his harm restoration, 10 weeks on from his fourth surgical procedure in whole on his proper arm, a three-hour operation accomplished on the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
“Step-by-step I’m feeling higher, and the bone is therapeutic in a great way, which is the very best information of all,” he mentioned. “We’re nonetheless in rehabilitation mode; I’m working very laborious on the cardio aspect to attempt to be prepared.
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Staff
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“On the finish of August, I’ve one other medical test, from there we will make one other step with the rehabilitation and actually begin pushing and constructing muscle groups. Some days are higher than others, however that is all a part of the journey. I’m optimistic, however I don’t wish to say an excessive amount of about timings till we’ve this test – it’s not the time to push an excessive amount of. I’ve waited a very long time for these sorts of emotions.”
The 29-year-old has additionally delved into his private “battle” with the harm and has admitted he realised on the Spanish GP in Might that “one thing needed to change” along with his mobility and energy in his arm regardless of ending the Jerez race in fourth place.
“It has been a battle, it’s not two days or two months I’ve been struggling, it’s two years,” he defined. “I gained some races final yr like this, however I used to be struggling loads.
“In Jerez I realised one thing needed to change. It was laborious and is tough now mentally – not as a result of I’m not racing, however since you all the time have this doubt concerning the arm. I can’t have one other operation. I’m satisfied this one will probably be good, however these ideas are all the time there at the back of your thoughts.”
No timetable has been given for Marquez’s newest harm comeback, however it’s anticipated he’ll intention to return to motion in time for the post-season exams with a purpose to deal with Honda developments forward of the 2023 season.