Motorcycles Podcast: What kind of Marc Marquez will we get this year?

09:00  26 february  2021
09:00  26 february  2021 Source:   msn.com

Marc Marquez faces six-month layoff after third surgery

  Marc Marquez faces six-month layoff after third surgery Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has undergone a third operation on his right arm in Madrid and likely faces a six-month recovery period. © Repsol Media Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda The Honda rider broken his right arm in a heavy crash during the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez on 19 July. Marquez had an operation immediately afterwards to have metalwork inserted to fix the bone and attempted a comeback just days later at Jerez for the Andalusian GP.

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez made his first public press appearance since July last Monday at Honda’s launch event and offered an update on his injury situation.

a man riding a motorcycle on a track: Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team © Honda Racing Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

The Spaniard has been out of action since his aborted comeback attempt at the second round of the 2020 season at Jerez just days after surgery on the arm he broke in the Spanish Grand Prix.

A further two surgeries later and Marquez’s arm is finally beginning to show signs of healing, with Marquez taking part in Honda’s 2021 launch event earlier this week. He confirmed he will be out of the Qatar test, but has his eyes set on getting back onto his bike as soon as possible – providing his doctors give him the go-ahead.

Mir a "deserving" MotoGP champion, says Marquez

  Mir a Marc Marquez says Joan Mir has "deserved" his 2020 MotoGP title win as he was "the most regular" rider on the grid.Mir only won once in 2020, but tallied up a total of seven podiums - more than any other rider - and wrapped up the title with a race in hand, ending a 20-year wait for Suzuki.

At Honda’s launch, Marquez spoke about his recovery and what he learned from the experience.

In the latest Tank Slappers Podcast, Autosport’s Lewis Duncan and Motorsport.com’s Oriol Puigdemont discuss what kind of Marquez we might expect when he does finally return in 2021.

They also remember double 125cc world champion and veteran MotoGP team boss Fausto Gresini, who tragically lost his battle with COVID-19 this week.

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