Physical condition improving according to Marquez

Repsol Honda talent still easing back into riding following shoulder surgery.

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Reigning world champion Marc Marquez says his physical condition has improved after suffering from soreness in his shoulder on day two of MotoGP testing in Malaysia last week.

The Spaniard completed 37 laps on day two to preserve himself for the final day, ultimately waking up with a positive feeling that allowed him to continue carrying out testing, lodging 39 laps to wind up 11th on the timesheets during day three.

Easing back into riding after shoulder surgery, the Repsol Honda rider is satisfied with his progress so far as one more official test looms on 23-25 February at Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

“Day three was very positive, especially with my physical condition – I’m feeling much better,” Marquez admitted. “Yesterday I was a little worried about riding today, but I woke up and felt better. We were able to try many things for Honda today and I felt really good on the bike, comfortable and consistent.

“Everything we had planned to do this test, we have done. Of course I would have liked to ride more but we had to take it a bit easy. Even so, I’m happy because I was riding easy, not in my riding style but I was able to ride more. I didn’t crash and we tried the most important things for the Repsol Honda Team, I am happy because of this.”

The test was dominated by Ducati riders as Danilo Petrucci (Mission Winnow Ducati) topped Pramac Racing duo Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller.


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