Marc Marquez was recently honoured as the best sportsman of the year by the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, another award to be added to all the others in the very crowded trophy case of the Cervera champion.
The ceremony was also an opportunity to give a brief update on his physical condition with one week to go before the start of the tests in Sepang, scheduled for February 7. The Honda rider will be on the track as scheduled, but his physical condition is far from perfect following the right shoulder operation he underwent at the end of November.
"At the moment my shoulder is not in perfect condition, I would like to feel better but in any case the recovery is going well - explained Marquez - It is proving to be slower than last year, even if in that case the operation was more complicated and aggressive."
Marc tried to give some idea about his condition, both for the tests and for the first race in Qatar, scheduled for March 8.
"I'm working hard to get to the Sepang tests 70 or 60% fit, but the ultimate goal is to be in perfect condition for the first race in Qatar, even if I'm not completely sure I can do it," he admitted.