Marc Marquez continues his recovery work, with the aim of being back in time to climb on the Honda RC213V 2023 which will be on track at Misano in September, then in Valencia in November.
Marc Marquez’s summer of 2022 is called recovery. Suffering from his right arm since the summer of 2020, never recovered 100% despite multiple surgeries, the eight-time world champion had his right arm operated on again in early June, for the fourth time in 23 months. He therefore traveled to the United States, to be treated by one of the best medical teams in the world in this field, and has since returned to Spain where he has entered the recovery phase.
The more the weeks pass, the more Marc Marquez can add movements to his range. It started with walking, before multiplying the exercises at the gym. Mobilization of the lower body was then allowed. Before a new step is taken on July 15.
That day, and six weeks after his surgery, new tests confirmed the good recovery of his arm. Marc Marquez was thus authorized to start physio exercises with his right arm, in addition to being able to carry out cardio-type workouts.
A person close to Marc Marquez, with whom we were able to discuss, told us that he said he no longer felt pain in his right arm, and that it was a release for him. This would mean that the objective of this umpteenth surgery has been achieved. What to expect a 100% return? We will have to wait to see him again on a motorcycle to have the answer.
Which Marc Marquez calendar? The Spaniard will not resume competition when he returns from the summer break, at Silverstone, in early August. His next medical examination will take place around August 25, six weeks after the previous one.
Rumor has it that his ambition is to get back on the Honda RC213V the week of September 5, during the post-GP San Marino test which will be organized at the Misano circuit. Three months would then have passed since his operation. But the timing seems very tight.
At Honda, on the one hand, they say they don’t want to rush the return of Marc Marquez, the only HRC member to have won races with the bike in recent years. On the other hand, Honda admits wanting to take him to at least one test of the 2023 pre-season, so either that of Misano in September or that of Valencia in November.
The team-manager, Alberto Puig, confirmed that it was important to have Marc Marquez on the 2023 prototype in the coming months. He must take the measure of it, participate in its development and give the direction to follow. All the more so since he will probably have riders at his side who are not yet familiar with the Honda RC213V: Joan Mir in the Repsol team, Alex Rins at LCR, and perhaps Ai Ogura in place of Takaaki Nakagami.