The Honda rider scored a powerful seventh-place end at Portimao in his first race in 9 months since breaking his proper arm in final July’s Spanish Grand Prix.
Marquez had solely ridden a motorbike 3 times since his aborted comeback on the second Jerez race final 12 months and was off two wheels on the month previous to Portugal on medical doctors orders.
This meant he suffered within the latter levels of the Portuguese GP, admitting he couldn’t even get his elbow down such was his bodily state.
Marquez has been ordered by medical doctors to not journey any bikes between races and maintain his health club coaching gentle whereas the bone in his arm continues to strengthen.
This, coupled with the various bodily nature of MotoGP tracks, has made it troublesome for Marquez to goal for a time when he expects to be totally match once more.
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Group
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“Truthfully talking I don’t know, as a result of it will depend on the circuit, if it’s actually bodily monitor or not,” he mentioned when requested when he anticipated to be again to full health.
“For instance, the final seven laps [in Portugal] I used to be not even in a position to make use of the elbow to the touch the bottom.
“I used to be using in a extremely unusual using model and I used to be not in a position to do something.
“One other necessary level that we already communicate with the medical doctors earlier than this race, and the comeback to the competitors means the coaching at residence must be much less.
“So, meaning now from race to race I cannot journey any bike, I’ll simply practice on the health club three, 4 days most and with not quite a lot of weight [training] as a result of the bone is okay, however the stress that we are able to placed on the bone have to be progressive.
“It can’t be each day and each week. So, that is one more reason that may in fact means it is going to take time to come back again in a superb bodily situation.
“However I have to observe the recommendation from the medical doctors as a result of they offer to me the chance a MotoGP bike.
“So, now I’ll simply journey a motorbike race by race, after which after the following verify we’ll see how the bone is and if we are able to do some bit extra.
“However the subsequent verify can be after Jerez.”
Marquez sits 14th within the championship on 9 factors after his comeback race with a not insurmountable 52-point hole to standings chief Fabio Quartararo.
In 2020, Joan Mir got here from 48 factors adrift in 14th after the primary three rounds to win the championship, whereas Marquez overcame a 37-point deficit after six races in 2017 to win the title.