Currently, Marc Marquez has indeed recovered from his humeral fracture, but he still has to undergo a recovery period.
In fact, the Honda Racing Club cannot confirm when their flagship rider can fully recover and return to racing as before.
Many predict, including Franco Morbidelli, one of them, when he returns to racing later, the eight-time world champion will have trouble finding his best performance again.
Marc Marquez also thinks so, he realizes that after being sidelined for more than a season, it will be difficult to get the rhythm of the race as before.
However, a different belief was conveyed by the Petronas Yamaha SRT Team Rider, Valentino Rossi. According to The Doctor, the racer from Spain will return to appear as competitive as before.
“We have to understand when Marc will come back. I think when he returns to the track he will be as strong and competitive as he used to be,” he said.
Currently, there is no certainty when Marc Marquez will be able to return to action on the track, for this reason the Repsol Honda Rider is not a candidate for champion this season.
Regarding that, Rossi predicts that the competition in the 2021 season will be tougher than before because there are many manufacturers who have competitive riders, including the Yamaha Factory team.
“It’s really difficult to predict a champion candidate. You might forget someone. There are two riders from the factory Yamaha, Ducati, Suzuki and Honda. But there are also riders from the satellite team who are very strong. Maybe there are 10 names who can compete for the world title,” he said. “he concluded.
As for last weekend, Sunday (07/03), MotoGP riders competed to be the fastest in the 2nd Trial. As a result, the Monster Energy Yamaha Team Rider, Fabio Quartararo, recorded the fastest finish time.
Rossi can only finish the 20th fastest, but even so there is still another Free Practice on April 10-12, and the real races will only take place on March 26-28 and April 2-4.