Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team rider in MotoGP, confirmed his return to the tracks, which will take place at the Portuguese Grand Prix on April 18.
The eight-time World Champion was approved by doctors to run at the Portuguese Grand Prix in Portimão, on the Algarve International Circuit.
On social media, the Spanish driver celebrated, saying: “I’M VERY HAPPY! Yesterday I visited the doctors and they gave me the green light to return to competition. They have been 9 difficult months, with moments of uncertainties and ups and downs, and now, I will be able to enjoy my passion again! See you next week in Portimao!!”
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Repsol Honda Team confirmed the news on Saturday morning, six days before track action begins at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao: “In the review carried out on Marc Marquez by the Hospital Ruber Internacional medical team, four months after surgery, led by Doctors Samuel Antuña and Ignacio Roger de Oña, and made up of Doctors De Miguel, Ibarzabal and García Villanueva, for an infected pseudoarthrosis of the right humerus, a very satisfactory clinical condition was found, with evident progress in the bone consolidation process. In the current situation, Marquez can return to competition, assuming the reasonable risk implicit in his sporting activity.”
Out of the Qatar and Doha GP
Marc Marquez, together with his medical team at Hospital Ruber Internacional, decided not to compete at the beginning of the 2021 season, at the Qatar and Doha GP.
The first GP was won by Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha) and the second by his teammate, Fábio Quartararo. But who leads the championship is Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing Ducati), with 40 points.
Altogether, Marquez has been out of track for 9 months, recovering from surgery on his right arm.
The Spaniard has been training with the RC213V-S, a replica based on the 2014 bike.