Marc Marquez is continuing his preparation in view of returning to the seat of his Honda MotoGP bike next week, for the first Grand Prix of the year in Qatar. While a few days ago he made a stop-off at Barcelona, today he is in Portugal, on the Portimao track, which is scheduled to host the third race of the 2021 season.
As they say, Marc wants to kill two birds with one stone: on the one hand he is testing his physique on the Honda RC213V-S (the road bike derived from his MotoGP machine) and on the other he is taking the opportunity to learn a circuit that only made its entry on the calendar last year and where he had never lapped.
As always, Marquez is carrying out this test with the utmost seriousness and in fact alongside him is his crew chief Santi Hernandez. It’s impossible not to see all this as a Grand Prix dress rehearsal and, at this moment, his presence in Qatar seems a foregone conclusion.