The 40 push-ups Márquez performed the day after his first surgery in an attempt to show the world that he was invincible came with a very high price. “The doctors told me that the plate could resist the force, but the bone it was screwed to failed. For this reason, I returned to the track two days after the surgery,” Márquez says. “When I jumped on my Honda I didn’t have doubts. I trusted the doctors. I’m brave but not reckless.”
According to the doctors, in fact, to fully recover from his latest operation Márquez needs to wait at least five months, meaning the Honda rider would miss the winter test and the first three races of the 2021 season (at Qatar, Argentina, and Texas). This time Márquez has learned his lesson.
“I will be back when I will be able to ride as I’m used to riding, to take the same risks. It would have no meaning to return earlier.”
MotoGP 2021, provisional calendar
|Date to be confirmed||Venue to be confirmed|
Portugal – Algarve International Circuits
Indonesia – Mandalika International Street Circuit (subject to homologation)
Russia – Igora Driver Circuit