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Marquez to be back in the paddock for Austria MotoGP

Marc Marquez

Bengaluru, August 10: Ten weeks on from surgery, MotoGP star Marc Marquez is well on road to recovery and will attend the Austria Grand Prix to be held at the Red Bull Ring on August 2 to re-connect with his Repsol Honda Team and plan for the future.

After several weeks of rest and light physiotherapy, the Spaniard's routine is beginning to intensify again.

Frequently in the gym, the six-time MotoGP world champion has worked to maintain his overall fitness during his recovery and has now begun to work on strengthening his right arm.

Marc Marquez well on road to recovery, set to begin physiotherapy after six-week check upMarc Marquez well on road to recovery, set to begin physiotherapy after six-week check up

Constantly working closely with his team of doctors, physios and advisors, the entire process is being carefully monitored and managed.

His current training regime focuses on running, swimming, and resistance training in the gym with elastics.

Each week, weight and resistance are slowly added to increase strength without putting too much demand on the body.

Step-by-step

Step-by-step

"Step by step I'm feeling better, and the bone is healing in a good way, which's the best news of all. We're still in rehabilitation mode. I'm working very hard on the cardio side to try and be ready," Marquez told Repsol Honda Media.

"At the end of August, I've another medical check, from there we can make another step with the rehabilitation and really start pushing and building muscles. Some days are better than others, but this is all part of the journey. I'm optimistic," reflected Marquez.

Connecting with Honda

Connecting with Honda

"It's been a struggle, it's not two days or two months I've been struggling, it's two years. I won some races last year like this, but I was struggling a lot. In Jerez I realised something had to change. It is hard now mentally - not because I'm not racing, but because you always have this doubt about the arm. I can't have another operation. I'm convinced this one will be good, but these thoughts are always there in the back of your mind."

The eight-time world champion across all classes is not just paying attention to the development of his body, he remains deeply involved with the development of the Honda RC213V.

Pat for Bradl

Pat for Bradl

As Stefan Bradl continues to combine his testing duties with replacing the No.93, Marquez has been in constant contact with the German to fully understand the current bike and its development.

"Honda is in a critical moment. I'm speaking a lot with my team and trying to understand the 2022 bike, the situation and what's happening. This is why I'll go to Austria, to speak to everyone and to meet with the HRC staff from Japan to work for the future."

Team work

Team work

"We're all working together, we win together, lose together, and will come back together. I'm speaking a lot with Stefan Bradl as well, us and Santi are working together and testing things - both know how I ride.

"I said in Mugello that I'll be at home, but I want to stay connected. With the previous operation I disconnected too much, and I want to be involved so that when I come back, I will have everything fresh," he signed off.

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Story first published: Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 11:03 [IST]
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