One step at a time. This is the message behind the latest update published by Honda regarding Marc Marquez’s condition. The eight-time champion has been seen with his new team-mate Pol Espargaro for the first time in the last few days and will be present for the official Repsol team presentation, although there are still doubts as to when he might return to the track.

The Honda release

“A further review of Marc Marquez at the Hospital Ruber Internacional, 10 weeks after surgery for an infected pseudoarthrosis of the right humerus, has confirmed a favourable clinical situation. The medical team led by Doctors Samuel Antuña and Ignacio Roger de Oña, and including Doctors Juan De Miguel, Aitor Ibarzabal and Andrea García Villanueva, assessed the radiographic signs of bone consolidation and were satisfied with the progress. From now on, and during the next few weeks, Marquez will be able to progress steadily in the process of functional recovery of the operated arm”.

Marc appears to be on the right path then, but we will have to wait a few more weeks to learn more about his future, and hence his role in the 2021 championship.

Translated by Heather Watson

MotoGP, Marquez and Espargaró come face to face