MotoGP, Honda says “no” to Dovizioso: will we see Marquez in Qatar?

Repsol Honda doesn’t want Andrea Dovizioso for the 2021 MotoGP season. The dream is to see Marc Marquez on the grid again at Losail.

The return of  MotoGP champion Marc Marquez seems closer than expected. Antibiotic therapy has its effects and rehabilitation can continue. In Repsol Honda, the dream is to see him again in Qatar on March 28th or April 4th. Even before what the rumors say. Tetsuhiro Hikita, manager of the HRC Management Office, and Takehiro Koyasu, who manages the development of the RC213V, express what now seems only a wish.

The MotoGP calendar immediately includes a double round in Losail. The Cabroncito could land in the United Arab Emirates after three surgeries on his right arm. Marc Marquez appears increasingly optimistic on social media. “Step by step”, he commented a few days ago showing the scar. The recovery this time will proceed gradually, with no hurry, it is forbidden to make other mistakes. The Cervera rider is awaiting a medical examination to learn about the evolution of his clinical condition. The last time the doctors gave a positive opinion.

Nobody can set a date with certainty, but Hikita is looking forward to the start of the season. “Of course it’s about the body, so I can’t say for sure when he’ll be back, but Marc is making a recovery to get back to 100% – he told ‘Mr. Bike ‘-. In the unlikely event that he’s not ready, we will have Stefan (Bradl) as a replacement, like last year.” As announced days ago, the Andrea Dovizioso option has been definitively set aside. “I don’t think he will come. There are rumors that Andrea can join us, but I do not see that a rider of Dovizioso’s caliber is interested in such a move.” 

At HRC they want to forget the 2020 MotoGP season. Last year ended without victories and with only two podiums. The goal can only be one: the Triple Crown. “The goal for this 2021 is to recover the ‘Triple Crown’. In 2020 we could not show all our strength, but we remain strong.”


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