At long last, the news we were all waiting for has arrived. Earlier today, the Honda MotoGP team made it public that Marc Marquez, aged 28, will return to racing in Portimao this week after 9 months of absence from the Championship. The 9-times-World Champion had suffered a spectacular accident in the first round of the 2020 season in Jerez, which had left him with a broken right arm. The subsequent surgeries had provoked an infection to that same arm, but now, 9 months after the accident, Marquez has been given the green light to go racing next weekend for the third round of the 2021 season.
Written by Giuseppe Gaetano Dino, Edited by Aiden Hover
Marquez understandably couldn’t hold back his delight and quickly announced the news to all his fans on his socials. “I’M VERY HAPPY! Yesterday I visited the doctors and they gave me the green light to return to competition. It has been 9 difficult months, with moments of uncertainties and ups and downs, and now, finally, I will be able to enjoy my passion again! See you next week in Portimao!” were Marquez’s words on Instagram.
The question now is if he can deliver the same performances that he has become so well known for. We all know how amazing Marquez is as a rider, but we must not forget he’s been absent for almost a year, so he most likely will have to get used to his bike again, which would take some time. In addition, he surely won’t wish to break his arm again, so it’s unlikely we’ll see him on the limit as we’re used to – at least in the near future. However, we at DIVEBOMB are grateful to be able to see such a legend back racing and wish him all the best for his return.
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