Kevin Schwantz is someone who knows a bit about racing and, unfortunately, also about injuries. The Texan champion has been speaking to motogp.com about what is happening to Marc Marquez. Honda’s Spanish rider this year underwent three operations on his arm after the crash at Jerez and at the moment it is not yet known when he will be able to get back onto the bike.
"When I was racing I always had the feeling that if I had to stop for a month it would take three times as long to get back to my level, both physically and mentally - explained Kevin - It takes time, and the longer you stay away from the bike the more you need. Suddenly you are 5 seconds slower because your head is not used to what happens at 300 km/h ”.
For Schwantz, Marquez's biggest enemy will be time…
"If there is anyone who can return to his level, that’s Marc - he assured - But it won’t be easy. He has never been so long without racing, he started very young. The passing of time is an extra danger, if he were to miss another whole season and undergo other operations, then it would become very difficult for him as well ".