Marc Marquez is officially confirmed to make his return to MotoGP after passing his medical check on Thursday.
The sixth time MotoGP world champion will ride again on his RC213V, starting with the official free practice scheduled on Friday.
The Spaniards were out of action for almost a year since suffering from an injury sustained at the opening round of the 2020 season in Jerez.
The 28-year-old rider intensified his training by jumping on the RC213V-S test bike in Barcelona and Algarve after given clearance by the doctors.
Last week, Honda confirmed the rider received clearance to race in Portimao pending another medical check on Thursday (yesterday) which he also passed with flying colours.
Marquez could not hide his feelings after speaking to the press about his return.
“Of course it’s really nice to be back and be here with all of you because it was nine months away that was really hard, really difficult.
“Tomorrow it is time to make the most important step in my rehabilitation which is riding again a MotoGP bike. It is true that I’m nervous.
“I’m nervous, and I have some butterflies in the stomach that are not normal in me. But I know that after FP1 this will be gone, and now is time to enjoy being on the bike again,” he said.