Marc Marquez will be in the Honda pits during the MotoGP weekend at Zeltweg. The Honda champion is also expected to test Misano.
Repair of Mark Marquez progress at full speed but seeing him back in action in MotoGP will still be worth the wait. In the house of Honda, perhaps they will have clearer ideas after the second medical visit in Madrid in the second half of August, when Dr. Joaquin Sanchez Sotelo will see the state of stabilization of the right humerus. At this point, the return times should be more clearly defined and HRC engineers expect nothing more. Feedback from the eight-time champion will be crucial in deciding where to start for the 2023 model.
The presence of Mark Marquez in the pits is scheduled for the race in Austria, the home event of his sponsor Red Bull, which is a well-known product image. But also in Misano there will be MotoGP tests and we will be able to see it again in the pits, looking at the data carefully and listening to the feelings of the pilots. In the house of Honda there is an air of innovation, Pol Espargaro and Alex Marquez will change the manufacturer from next year, the reform is currently in the hands of Stefan Bradl and Takaaki Nakagami.
In the coming weeks, the Maison de l’Aile d’Or will also have to clarify the future of the Japanese pilot: Ai Ogura is a candidate to take his saddle in the LCR team and at that time a gap would open for Taka as a test rider. Joan Mir he is still waiting, he currently has no contract, but an announcement will be made soon. Final approval from Tokyo for the operation is awaited.
Marc Marquez: “there is hope to continue the race”
For Mark Marquez, there is still uncertainty about his return to MotoGP. He was last seen driving the RC213V at the Mugello GP, before flying to the USA for a fourth operation on his right arm. Up until this point in the season, he has been running with his humerus out of position by 30 degrees, finally the pain forces him back under the bistrouri, without wasting any more time. His bone has been cut, turned and put back in place, this should be the final step after two years of trouble. The eight-time world champion has since written about his recovery on social media and in collaboration with his Repsol Honda team.
In Zeltweg in two weeks, he will be with his team to monitor the work closely. ” After the intervention in Rochester there is hope to be able to continue run without pain and have fun on the bike commented on the Cervera incident. ” Sometimes I stop thinking about motivation and for my part, the only conclusion I come to is that mine comes from passion and enthusiasm “.