When everything seemed to indicate that the Catalan rider Marc Márquez Alentá (Honda) , great dominator of the MotoGP World Championship in the last decade and that, last year, he was forced to give up, due to a serious injury to his right arm, his throne of the category queen to the young Mallorcan Joan Mir (Suzuki) , was going to reappear, this week, in the Grand Prix of Qatar , with which the 2021 World Championship of motorcycling is inaugurated , in the night circuit of Losail (Doha, Qatar).
It has just been learned that the medical team that operated on him, last December, at the Ruber Internacional Hospital in Madrid, led by Doctors Samuel Antuña and Ignacio Roger de Oña, They have recommended that, although everything is going “well”, he has a little more patience and, for the moment, not travel to Qatar to take part in the World Cup debut.
Possible comeback in Portugal
As El Periódico de Catalunya has learned, Márquez, who felt very comfortable and fast in Montmeló and Portimao at the controls of a Honda Rc213V-S, a 215-horsepower grand prix replica , will also miss next week the Losail GP, that is, the second consecutive race of the season, since, according to the official statement of the Repsol Honda team, the next review, with doctors Antuña, Roger de Oña, De Miguel, Ibarzabal and García Villanueva , will be, on April 12, eight days after the Losail GP and the same week that it is raced in Portimao, where it could be, since that was the recommended appointment by the Cervera champion’s environment to reappear.
“In the review carried out on the pilot Marc Márquez by the medical team led by doctors Samuel Antuña and Ignacio Roger de Oña, and made up of doctors De Miguel, Ibarzabal and García Villanueva, 15 weeks after surgery for an infected pseudoarthrosis of the humerus Right, a good clinical response has been found, “says the statement from the Repsol Honda team.
“However, considering the period of time and the current state of the bone consolidation process, the doctors consider it prudent and necessary not to accelerate the return of Márquez to the track after a long period of inactivity, thus avoiding putting the humerus at risk in a great effort “.
Márquez will have patience
“After the last medical check-up,” Márquez himself comments in that statement, “the doctors have warned that the most prudent thing to do was not take part in the Qatar GP and continue with the recovery plan that we have followed in recent weeks.
I would have loved to be able to participate in the inaugural race of the World Championship, but we will have to continue working to be able to recover the optimal conditions that will allow us to return to competition with guarantees of success. “