Livio Suppo, team principal for Repsol Honda, has provided an update on Marc Marquez’s race for fitness as the World Champion seeks to return to riding as soon as possible.
The MotoGP title holder suffered a broken right fibula during a dirt track training session in Spain last week and as a result will miss this week’s Sepang test.
Suppo and the Repsol Honda team management want to give Marquez as much time as he needs to make a full recovery, though they are aware that the rider himself is keen to return sooner rather than later. A decision will be made this week as to whether Marquez can ride at the scheduled Phillip Island test March 3-5.
Suppo explained, “Marc is doing his rehabilitation and tomorrow morning he will visit the doctor again, so then we’ll try to understand what to do for the next test.”
“We have to ship the bike one way or another, so we still have three full days to understand. On the one hand it would be good for him to be on the bike again before the start of the season, but on the other hand I’m already totally confident in him because we saw at the first Sepang test that he was already immediately very fast.”
“He was already able to choose the new parts of the bike, so we’re not in the middle of any big changes,” added Suppo. “The priority is always the rider’s body (health) and especially at the moment as we don’t have any drama on the technical side.”Marc Marquez, MotoGP, Repsol Honda