MotoGP | Marc Marquez rides a motorcycle for the first time after 8 months
Another good news for Marc Marquez fans: the Repsol Honda Team rider in MotoGP, rode a motorcycle for the first time after 8 months, that is, he took a big step towards returning to the MotoGP grid.
The eight-time World Champion managed to ride a minimoto at the Alcarrás Circuit (Circuito de Alcarrás) at the weekend, after obtaining the doctor’s approval.
Yes, that’s right, it’s a minimoto, but it’s an important step to take a bigger bike afterwards.
In a post on Instagram, Marquez said: “After eight months and after the Doctors approval in the last check-up, I finally felt this feeling again although it was with a mini moto!”
See below the video posted on his Instagram page:
The rider’s next step may not yet be the MotoGP Honda RC213V, but the supersport bike Honda CBR 1000RR-R, to gain more confidence. Then he would get on his bike to compete in the 2021 season.
Last week, the Spaniard signalled his intent to ride in Qatar at either of the opening two rounds of 2021 and that remarkable return now appears to be one step closer after finally making his motorcycle return.
We remember that Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez has been included on the Entry List for the 2021 MotoGP Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar, as the eight-time World Champion edges ever closer to being fit enough to ride his RC213V again.
Marc Marquez has been forced to miss pre-season testing at the Losail International Circuit, but both rider, the team and millions of fans around the world will hope he can be passed fit for Round 1.
Marquez has been treating the injury since July 2020, when he suffered the fracture, during the Spanish GP in Jerez.