Marc Marquez, the MotoGP world champion has started to ride again after successfully recuperating from shoulder surgery, which he went through in December. He has been spotted riding in Spain for the first time since his surgery.
According to a statement made by Honda on Friday, the five times MotoGP champion had tested the condition of his shoulder by trying out a practice bike in Eastern Spain, near his home.
The 25-year-old shared that this year he would be accompanied by a new team member Jorge Lorenzo, the three times MotoGP champion. In context to the first pre-season test, which would start on Feb 6 at Malaysia’s Sepang circuit, Marc said: “I needed this.”
The rider also added: “We have done a few laps that have helped me to see where things are.” Marc told the force that his injury was problematic. As the season starts on March 10 in Qatar, the rider hopes to be patient during the pre-test in Malaysia and regain full fitness by the time of the season opening.
Marquez’s teammate Lorenzo will also miss the test in Sepang in the wake of undergoing wrist surgery this month.