The Honda rider missed the final two rounds of the 2021 MotoGP season after a concussion he suffered in a coaching accident broken a nerve in his eye and led to a return of the double imaginative and prescient – or diplopia – issues he skilled again in 2011.
Marquez’s racing profession was threatened on the finish of 2011 when a crash through the Malaysian Moto2 Grand Prix weekend resulted in him struggling these imaginative and prescient points.
In Honda’s previous update just before Christmas, his restoration was mentioned to be going nicely and he wouldn’t be present process surgical procedure.
Now Honda says his restoration is continuous following a latest docs’ check-up on Monday, with Marquez returning to motocross coaching for the primary time in three months.
The subsequent step can be for him to experience a motorcycle on a race circuit, although it stays unclear if he can be current on the first pre-season take a look at of 2022 in February in Malaysia.
An announcement from Honda learn: “Marc Marquez underwent a medical examination with Dr. Sánchez Dalmau final Monday to analyse the scenario of his diplopia.
“The ophthalmologist confirmed a transparent enchancment within the imaginative and prescient of the eight-time [grand prix] world champion.
“With this progress, the Repsol Honda Crew rider acquired authorisation to experience a bike and motocross, essentially the most demanding self-discipline attainable on the earth of two wheels, was chosen by Marquez and his staff.
“After a three-month absence, the Spanish rider returned to driving on the Ponts Circuit (Lleida).
“After a number of runs his sensations and emotions on the bike have been greater than optimistic.
“The subsequent step for Marquez can be to experience on a paved racetrack.”
Because of Marquez’s continued restoration, he’ll now be current at Honda’s 2022 motorsport launch occasion on Friday.
Marquez ended the 2021 marketing campaign seventh within the standings having gained three races in his comeback from the arm harm which dominated him out of the 2020 season.
He completed up 42 factors away from the next-best Honda rider – team-mate Pol Espargaro – regardless of lacking 4 races and crashing out of 4 others.