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MotoGP, Marquez: "I needed to get my elbow down!"

VIDEO. Marc, following his return to the track: "it went as I expected, I'm struggling with braking, particularly through the left-hand turns. I'll need to be patient at Sepang"

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Yesterday, with a short video published on social media, Marc Marquez celebrated his return to the track (on a Honda NSF100), after a bike-free winter following shoulder surgery. Now, you can see a summary of his day on track.

This is the first step for the world champion, who has worked hard with his physiotherapist Carlos J. Garcia in order to be in the best possible shape at the Sepang tests, which get underway next Wednesday.

I needed this! - said Marc, having got back in the saddle less than two months after the operation - I got my elbow down! Riders generally need a clear mind, but at least I can go to Sepang knowing that I've ridden a bike, braked and felt the throttle and clutch”.

“I completed a few laps and this helped me to understand my condition. This week I'll continue to work on it. It went more or less as I expected, the braking phase, particularly through the left-hand turns, is the trickiest, as I have to support the weight with my shoulders. This is where I need to improve, I'll need to be patient at Sepang in order to be fully fit come March.

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Translated by Heather Watson

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