The MotoGP Test hosted at Sepang International Circuit will start in few hours and Marc Márquez has worked hard to be fit for it, after the shoulder surgery he underwent last December. Márquez’s way to recovery has been going on also thanks to his physiotherapist Carlos J. García. Since the surgery, Marc has always had 150 minutes of training per day, with 24th, 25th and 31st December 2018 and 1st January 2019 representing the only days off in the schedule.
Here’s what the reigning MotoGP Champion said during a talk to Honda Racing Corporation: “Until I get on the MotoGP bike, I won’t know what shape I’m in. I am aware that it will be quality over quantity in terms of the amount of laps I do. More than anything, that’s to avoid causing tendonitis or similar. I am also aware that if in the test I can’t put in the laps that I would like, it is only a test. We will all leave Malaysia with zero points. I have to be prudent and not throw away the hours I’ve spent recovering, the two months I’ve been recovering and been patient”.
These are the thoughts of Marc’s physiotherapist Carlos J. García, spoken during the same video: “There are days when he is very patient, especially in the first phase of the recovery process. Then, little by little, when the sling came off he was more anxious. ‘I’ve had the sling removed, I can do it!’ and I would tell him ‘No, you can’t do it, do not move your shoulder.’ There it was necessary to stop him a little bit because if it were up to him, on January 7th he would have been on a bike. He only wants to be on a bike!”
Translated by Alessandro Palma