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MotoGP, Marquez: "No vision problems, but my body has taken a toll"

RETURN TO TRACK VIDEO - Marc aims for Sepang after Portimao tests: "I have two weeks available to intensify my training."

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Yesterday Marc Marquez returned to the track unexpectedly for the first time since October 2021 and after he had problems with his eye sight caused by diplopia. Marc, as mentioned, rode in Portimao all day on a RC213V-S, seeking the necessary confirmation for his eyes and his body, in view of a season that will begin in just two weeks with the Sepang tests. During yesterday’s 65 laps, Marc’s sensations were good, especially with regard to his eyesight and, consequently, the chances of seeing him in action already in Malaysia are increasing.

"I feel really happy,” Marc said in a press release from Honda. “First of all, for being back on a motorcycle on the track, and also because I was able to confirm the feelings I had on the dirt bike. It's a big sigh of relief because, when I was on the saddle, I didn't have any visual discomfort. Since I haven't ridded in a long time, I've noticed that some parts of my body are still missing something, but that's only because I haven't been able to train in the usual way this pre-season. There is room for improvement but, with this test, I confirmed the sensations I felt when I first got on the dirt bike and enjoyed the speed. I completed an intense day on the track with many laps, and I’m happy with the results. I have two weeks before the start of testing in Sepang, so I’ll take the opportunity to intensify my physical preparation and train on the bike."

     

Translated by Leila Myftija

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