Marc Márquez is back. The Moto GP rider has been in the spotlight during the riders’ press conference prior to the Portuguese Grand Prix, which takes place this weekend at the Portimao circuit. The Honda Repsol rider is set to make his comeback nine months after the crash he suffered in Jerez during the Spanish MotoGP Grand Prix at the Angel-Nieto circuit, where he fractured his right humerus and underwent surgery three times until the joint is now perfect. The Catalan was given the all-clear by the medical team a few days ago and is now ready to make his comeback.
It was clear that Marc Márquez had to make some reference to the crash and Jerez during his appearance: “The last memory I have with the bike is not the crash, but the good feeling I had with the race in Jerez. The crash itself is still with me and tattooed on my arm. But my last memory is how much fun I had at Jerez. And I hope to get that feeling back, but I know it won’t happen overnight. What I want to do is get back those feelings I left behind at Jerez, and we’ll see if I can find them again as soon as possible”.
“I’m looking forward to going to Jerez and going through turn 3 again. It’s going to be a thrill, but it will come. For the moment I’m here, on the Portuguese circuit, which I only know from riding a road bike”. The reunion with Jerez will be very soon, as the next appointment is at the Jerez track on the first weekend of May.