News 17 Jan 2020

Shoulder recovery ‘more complicated than expected’ admits Marquez

Reigning champion still intends to make Sepang test in February.

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Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez admits his recovery from shoulder surgery is more complicated than expected, although he still intends to be back on the bike at the Sepang test next month.

After experiencing some discomfort with his right shoulder after crashing at the Jerez test last November, the Repsol Honda rider elected to have an operation as a preventative measure after medical consultation.

The operation was similar to the one performed on his left shoulder at the end of 2018 but less aggressive in nature, however the Spaniard says his recovery hasn’t been easier or faster than what he anticipated.

“I would like the rehabilitation to proceed better because it is more complicated than expected,” Marquez commented. “Last year I underwent surgery on my left shoulder and the rehabilitation was different – this time it seemed easier and faster, but it is not.

“I hope to succeed to get back in shape and to be able to participate in the first test of the season in Malaysia.”

The Sepang test in Malaysia is scheduled for 7-9 February, just three days after Repsol Honda’s 2020 team launch in Jakarta.