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 workforce and attempting to know the 2022 bike, the state of affairs and what’s occurring,” Marquez stated in a workforce launch.
“Because of this I’ll go to Austria, to talk to everybody and to satisfy with the HRC workers from Japan to work for the longer term. 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 stated in Mugello that I shall be at residence, however I wish to keep related. With the earlier operation I disconnected an excessive amount of, and I wish to be concerned in order that once I come again, I’ll have all the pieces contemporary.”
Marquez additionally offered an replace on his damage 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 perfect information of all,” he stated. “We’re nonetheless in rehabilitation mode; I’m working very laborious on the cardio facet to try to be prepared.
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Group
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“On the finish of August, I’ve one other medical verify, from there we are able to make one other step with the rehabilitation and actually begin pushing and constructing muscle mass. 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 now have this verify – 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 damage and has admitted he realised on the Spanish GP in Might that “one thing needed to change” along with his mobility and power 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 shall 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 damage comeback, however it’s anticipated he’ll intention to return to motion in time for the post-season checks to be able to give attention to Honda developments forward of the 2023 season.