It will be 110 days after he last raced a MotoGP machine, at the Italian Grand Prix on May 29, so his return to competition at the Aragon Grand Prix in Spain is much-anticipated.
Since undergoing a successful fourth operation on his right humerus, the eight-time World Champion has followed the strict guidance of his medical team in order to facilitate a full recovery.
After numerous check-ups, consultations and tests, all involved are satisfied with the recovery made and Marquez will now take the next step in his rehabilitation – returning to competition.
The objective for the weekend will be to continue improving Marquez’s bike fitness and assessing his performance during the intensity of a Grand Prix weekend and race.
Born in Cervera, MotorLand Aragon can truly be considered a home circuit for Marquez and the home fans have always helped buoy his on-track performance.
Just six races of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship remain and with five of those races coming in the next six weeks, the most intense period of the year has arrived.
The Aragon GP kicks off this run of races, the Spanish circuit a happy hunting ground for the Repsol Honda Team in the past.
Casey Stoner won the first race for Honda there in 2011 with Dani Pedrosa and Marquez continuing the run in 2012 and 2013. In total, Honda have taken seven premier class wins in Aragon.
The focus of the weekend will not be chasing a seventh win for Marquez.
Instead, the focus will be on working for the future, aiming to improve his fitness and to continue developing his bike.
A positive test in Misano and his subsequent recovery demonstrated to Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team that it is time to begin the next stage of his recovery.
Photo and video courtesy Honda
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