Marquez broke his proper humerus in a crash throughout the latter phases of final 12 months’s Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez and instantly underwent surgical procedure to have a plate fitted to the bone.
He tried a comeback simply days later on the second Jerez race, however needed to abandon it after qualifying because the pressure of his efforts broken the metalwork.
He would require a second operation in August, which might in the end rule him out for the remainder of the season, earlier than present process a 3rd surgical procedure in December.
His newest operation had docs graft bone from his hip to his arm with a view to assist the therapeutic course of, although restoration was delayed barely by the discovering of an an infection from his earlier surgical procedure.
That operation was thought to return with a six-month restoration interval, although Honda till now has remained tight-lipped on Marquez’s rehabilitation.
Marquez not too long ago started coaching once more and has been in a position to take away the shoulder safety he has been carrying for a while.
Nonetheless, with six weeks to go till the scheduled begin of the 2021 season in Qatar on 28 March, with testing starting on the primary week of March (COVID-19 pandemic allowing), Marquez’s participation nonetheless stays doubtful.
Marquez shall be joined by Pol Espargaro at Honda in 2021, with the pair set to seem collectively as HRC riders for the primary time on 22 February on the workforce’s official launch presentation.
In current months, speak of Honda probably turning to ex-Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso to sub for Marquez within the opening races of 2021 ought to the Spaniard stay unable to trip have swirled.
Dovizioso – who’s taking a sabbatical in 2021 after dropping his Ducati trip – hasn’t dominated out the likelihood, whereas his supervisor not too long ago mentioned the 15-time MotoGP race winner was ready should Honda make the call.
Nonetheless, it now seems Honda has put these rumours to mattress and can now seemingly run take a look at rider Stefan Bradl – because it did from Brno onwards final 12 months – ought to it want a alternative for Marquez.