Injured MotoGP star Marc Marquez is back on a bike for training. Can he return in time for this weekend’s race in Austin, Texas?
MotoGP ace Marc Marquez has returned to train on a bike for the first time.
This is his first on-track training since his recent bout of double-vision (diplopia).
Paddock rumours speculate a possible early return in time for this weekend’s round in Texas.
Record-setting seventh MotoGP title may still be within reach this year.
Six-time MotoGP title winner Marc Marquez is eager to return and make his bid for this year’s title. Proof of which came yesterday after he took to his Instagram and posted an IG Story of him training on a bike once more – his first on-track training following his recent injury.
As reported prior, Marquez endured another round of double-vision (diplopia) caused by a massive high-side suffered during Sunday morning’s Warm Up for the Indonesian GP. It not only forced him out of said race, it also side-lined him out of last weekend’s round in Argentina.
Judging from his aforementioned IG Story post, his vision has healed enough to allow on-track training aboard a Honda CBR600RR. Marquez didn’t reveal much apart from a follow up IG Story posting stating “It’s time to breathe and decide.”
Paddock rumours indicate his intent to return quickly, perhaps in time for this weekend’s Round 4 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas – a venue he both truly loves and holds a near-perfect record at.
Fuelling this further is the fact that, after three rounds, the MotoGP title race is still an open fight with no clear favourite just yet. Presently, Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro leads the tables following his maiden win – and Aprilia’s first in the modern MotoGP era – in Argentina last weekend.
Indeed, a record-setting seventh MotoGP title is still within reach for Marc Marquez this year, so as long as he returns to his wining ways aboard the fully reengineered Honda RC213V – a bike he seems to be struggling at adapting to – and avoid any further injuries…