marc marquez back on track as misano motogp test looms

Marc Marquez has made his two-wheeled return, increasing the chances of his participation at next week’s Misano MotoGP test.

Having pulled out of the 2022 championship in early June to undergo bone realignment surgery on his troublesome right arm, Marquez was recently given the green light to ‘intensify his training and assess the condition of his arm on a motorcycle’.

The eight-time world champion made his track return on a CBR600 at Aragon today (Wednesday), posting on social media: “Today I can’t stop smiling. After a huge effort I’m back on the bike again. Thanks to all of you who are always pushing me! Let’s keep it up!!”

Hoy tengo sonrisa permanente Despus de mucho esfuerzo vuelvo a subirme a la moto Gracias a todos los que estis detrs empujando siempre! Seguimos!!
-#MM93 pic.twitter.com/6WxiaPn4FY

— Marc Mrquez (@marcmarquez93) August 31, 2022

Honda is hoping Marquez will be fit to do at least some laps at the Misano test, which takes place next Tuesday and Wednesday, to help provide vital feedback for the 2023 bike.

“Even if it was not for 100 laps, just 4, it would be very important,” said Repsol Honda team manager Alberto Puig.

Once back on a bike, Marquez expected to know almost immediately if the latest operation to improve arm mobility and reduce pain had been a success.

Assuming all has gone well at Aragon today, an appearance at the Misano test is now much more likely.

    “When I feel ready, I will come back, because it will be important to prepare for 2023,” Marquez said during his recent visit to the Red Bull Ring paddock.

    “When I feel 70%-80%, that I can ride a MotoGP bike in a more-or-less good way, I will come back. Because for the last part of the rehabilitation, the best way is to be on the bike. You cannot wait to be at 100% before riding a bike.”

    The Misano test is the last chance for Marquez to ride a MotoGP bike outside of a race weekend until the one-day post-race test at Valencia in November.

    In other news, Marquez confirmed earlier today that he and younger brother Alex are no longer managed by Emilio Alzamora.

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