The Honda rider scored a formidable 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 bike thrice since his aborted comeback on the second Jerez race final yr and was off two wheels on the month previous to Portugal on docs orders.
This meant he suffered within the latter phases of the Portuguese GP, admitting he couldn’t even get his elbow down such was his bodily state.
Marquez has been ordered by docs to not trip any bikes between races and maintain his fitness center coaching mild 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 Workforce
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“Truthfully talking I don’t know, as a result of it relies on the circuit, if it’s actually bodily monitor or not,” he stated 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 ready to make use of the elbow to the touch the bottom.
“I used to be driving in a very unusual driving fashion and I used to be not in a position to do something.
“One other necessary level that we already converse with the docs earlier than this race, and the comeback to the competitors means the coaching at house must be much less.
“So, which means now from race to race I cannot trip any bike, I’ll simply practice on the fitness center three, 4 days most and with not a whole lot of weight [training] as a result of the bone is okay, however the stress that we will placed on the bone should be progressive.
“It can’t be each day and each week. So, that is another excuse that may in fact means it’ll take time to return again in an excellent bodily situation.
“However I need to observe the recommendation from the docs as a result of they offer to me the chance a MotoGP bike.
“So, now I’ll simply trip a motorcycle race by race, after which after the subsequent examine we’ll see how the bone is and if we will do some bit extra.
“However the subsequent examine 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.