There is no target date for Marc Marquez to return from the injury that cost him the 2020 season, but the eight-time MotoGP champion has at least one goal.
“Mentally it’s tough, but you have to focus and always try to find the bigger goal,” Marquez said in a recent interview with Dorna Sports (the business arm of MotoGP). “The biggest goal was to be at the Qatar test. I will not be on the test. The second objective is to be in the race of Qatar. The doctors will say, and the body will say about it. But if not, then Qatar 2, or the next race. You have to work every day. “
After two tests at the Sepang International Circuit last month, MotoGP will hold its final preparatory session March 10-12 at the Losail International Circuit north of Doha, Qatar. The 2021 season will open on the same track on March 28 with a second race scheduled for April 4.
Although Marquez still does not have a schedule for when he will ride again, he said he felt “much better day after day, week after week” after a frustrating streak of three surgeries last year. on his right arm, he fractured in an accident on July 19, 2020 season opener.
The Spaniard attempted to return for the next race after no nerve damage was found during an initial surgery to stabilize the arm. But Marquez experienced discomfort trying to train, and he skipped the rest of the season and later said the comeback was “rushed”.
After an exam on February 3, the Repsol Honda rider said the right arm bone was consolidating …
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