MotoGP, the specter of Marc Marquez roams in the desert

Marc Marquez could have the doctors’ okay by Friday to get back on a motorcycle. There is excitement in the MotoGP paddock: possible return to Qatar.

Marc Marquez‘s return to MotoGP seems to be approaching at a burning pace. Honda plays on the surprise effect inside the paddock. But in the coming days, the multi-champion from Cervera will undergo a decisive visit to find out about his actual clinical condition after the three operations on his right arm. The doctors’ verdict is expected by Friday, in case of the green light, he will be riding the RC213V already in the first weekend in Qatar from 26 to 28 March. News that arrives like a bolt from the blue among his opponents, who would never have bet to find him on the grid. Stefan Bradl still plays the replacement role, but admits: “I will now face the next three days of testing in Doha and then await news from Marc and HRC“.

Until a few weeks ago there was talk of a possible return in May. But for days the posts on social media have become more insistent on Marc Marquez‘s official account. “A month ago I was struggling even to shower or eat, now I feel I can start driving again soon. This week the possible okay of doctors. I will not get on a MotoGP immediately“. Rehabilitation continues in Cervera, step by step in the gym for the moment, then it will be time to get back on the bike. “The plan is to try and get on a smaller bike first to train on smaller circuits. If I feel good, the next day I will try to take a CBR 1000 off the road. Finally, get back on a big circuit and feel the speed of 300 km/h and gradually return to my lifestyle“.

In gym workouts, the volume of weights is constantly increasing. It also works on a psychological level, after having kept the arm immobilized for about 8 months. In addition to muscle mass and cardio (running or cycling). Double session of physiotherapy, but you need calm and a cool head. The imperative is not to anticipate the times as in the past. His team is already hard at work planning his return, Stefan Bradl is doing painstaking work on the Honda MotoGP. Close contacts with Santi Hernandez and the HRC leaders. “I know they are waiting for me with open arms and I want to come back as soon as possible“. Opponents are warned.

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