«My priority is to get back in the saddle. But I don’t know when »- Corriere.it

I don’t know when I will be able to run again and above all I do not know in what conditions he will be able to do it. Marc Marquez returns to speak seven months after the Jerez accident. After two hundred and more days marked by silence, his, and by the voices that chased each other about his conditions. Three operations on the battered right arm and a clinical situation complicated by the infection of the humerus have imposed caution even if a certain optimism is beginning to filter through. Recovery is fine. The doctors are confident, but I don’t know when it will be ready – explained the Honda Repsol Team presentation press conference -. Most importantly, I feel better with each passing week. This is the good news that gives hope to him and the team, but the season that will start on March 28 in Qatar has to be deciphered and built one step at a time. I’ll skip the March tests this is the only certainty at the moment. The timing of recovery will be decided by the doctors – continues the Spaniard – who will re-evaluate my situation in mid-March. From there we will see how to continue. There complete consolidation of the fracture is my priority, luckily the nerve was not compromised. And then I have to recover an acceptable physical condition to ride a MotoGP.


One step at a time, before writing the new agenda. I recently started to mobilize my shoulder with physiotherapy, after many months of inactivity. I gained a couple of kilos of mass with muscle work, but I can’t, and don’t want to, force yet. When I get back on the saddle, I will certainly not be able to be at the same level as before. Marquez makes no predictions for the season. I want to take the time it takes to heal, but nobody puts pressure on me. If he can’t fight for the title this year, he’ll aim for the next one. Now the thing that I most want to recover the good feelings with the bike. As soon as I can get back on it. A path marked by doctors rather than by the will to burn time. A lesson learned in 2020. Getting back on the bike immediately after the accident was a mistake. Also induced by the assessments made by doctors. But I don’t blame anyone, because the final decision was mine anyway. Because pilots, you know, are made like this, they always want to run.

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The worst moment in the past season was the period between September e October. The doctors told me to be patient but I didn’t feel any improvement. I was worried. And frustrated. The first thing I suffered was the lack of racing and the adrenaline of racing, then of my team. In the end, I even missed the interviews with journalists…. The devilish spirit of the atomic ant has given way to a more thoughtful spirit. The harsh experience of the accident has changed the scale of values. I understood one thing above all. The races are many, but the body only one. And it must be respected.

The objectives

Honda knows it has to wait for his sample, giving him the time it takes to return to his levels. Marc will be able to come back even stronger than before, Assures Tetsuhiro Kuwata director general of the HRC. He team Honda Repsol The season will start with new signing Pol Espargar, coming from KTM, and test driver Stefan Bradl. The Spaniard senses the extent of the task ahead of him. I know what it means to wear these colors. As the Italians say, either stay in the dust or among the stars. The pressure spared to Marquez, maybe he’ll have to put up with it. I can’t wait too long to understand the bike. Five days at the most….

February 22, 2021 (change February 22, 2021 | 15:17)


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