Marc Marquez accomplished two coaching periods with the Honda RC213V-S over the span of 4 days. He’ll quickly unveil his plans for the Qatar Grand Prix.
12th of March : minibikes in Alcarràs. March 16: Honda RC213V-S in Barcelona. March 19: identical machine however in Portimao. Marc Marquez was ready for the inexperienced gentle from the medical doctors to get again on the bike, and as soon as it was given, he wasted no time. The Catalan had not ridden since July 25, 2020, the day he tried to participate within the Andalusian Grand Prix. Eight months later, the world of MotoGP awaits its determination on one other Grand Prix: that of Qatar, the scene of the beginning of the 2021 season subsequent weekend.
The most recent indicators despatched by Marc Marquez are relatively constructive: he was capable of accumulate hours of driving on a comparatively bodily motorbike (215 hp, 160 kg) and, from what we all know, it feels good, however not optimum – fatigue on the finish of the day. He completed Friday night time with ice cream on his arm after coaching in Portimao.
Registered on the provisional entry record in Qatar, the eight-time world champion should now affirm his participation, or quite the opposite postpone his return till later. Three avenues are to be explored:
– Attempt to take part within the first Grand Prix (March 26 to 28). Marc Marquez could be on the journey to Doha, the place he would arrive Tuesday / Wednesday. He could be within the MotoGP 2021 class picture on Thursday after which make an try within the first free observe session of the Qatar Grand Prix on Friday. There, the observe and the Honda RC213V prototype would give him the solutions he so badly wants: realizing whether or not he can drive, or if the ache continues to be an excessive amount of, the scenario too dangerous. If unable to proceed, check driver Stefan Bradl would take his place for the remainder of the weekend.
– Watch for the second Grand Prix (April 2 to four). Nonetheless a bit truthful, Marc Marquez would depart his arm an additional week, would maybe do one or two extra coaching periods, and would go to Qatar for the second check. A sort of compromise that might permit him to sharpen his rehabilitation on one facet, however fall behind his opponents on the opposite. Delay by way of factors within the championship, but additionally by way of driving at Losail. As a result of the rivals could be all of the more durable to beat since they’ve already had a pre-season check + a Grand Prix weekend there.
– Skip the primary two Grands Prix. This was, a number of days in the past, the lead that appeared most certainly; it’s the one that’s least talked about as we speak. Nonetheless, it have to be thought-about. On this case, Marc Marquez would proceed his rehabilitation program however would wait till the weekend of April 18 to renew MotoGP (Portuguese Grand Prix). He would thus miss two races, dropping valuable factors on his rivals within the championship, however would protect his well being as a lot as potential.
Qatar: “Marquez should journey however promise to complete final” (Agostini)