Spanish motorcycle racer Marc Márquez, six-time world champion in MotoGP, is not ready for a return. He still hasn’t fully recovered from the complicated arm fracture he sustained in the first grand prix last year, which knocked him out for the rest of the season. It is highly uncertain whether the Spaniard will be back in the opening race of the season, the Grand Prix of Qatar on March 28.
His team Honda reported on Monday that Márquez will not be present at next month’s preparatory test races in Qatar. He continues to focus on his rehabilitation for the time being. “It is very important that I listen to the doctors and my body. I only get on the bike when I am 100 percent fit and I have some work to do to get there,” said Márquez.
The 28-year-old Spaniard broke his right upper arm in a crash in the first race of the previous year in Jerez on July 19. He underwent surgery, but forced the plate placed in his arm when opening a window. A second intervention was therefore necessary. He then sat on the side all season and watched his fellow countryman Joan Mir take the title in the motorsport premier class after an exciting battle.