Marc Marquez, turnaround in key comeback to lift Honda in crisis
Alberto Puig raises the possibility of a comeback for the Misano tests
Honda is now trying to limit the damage in a season that has been unfortunate to say the least, marked by Marc Marquez’s prolonged stop and results below expectations from other riders.
For this reason, despite all the promises of returning only when he is actually at 100 percent, Marquez could be back in practically two weeks, not for a race but for the Misano test, scheduled for the aftermath of the Gp to be run at the circuit dedicated to the memory of Marco Simoncelli.
“It would be a problem if Marc was absent in the Misano tests,” Alberto Puig, team manager of the Repsol Honda team, told ‘Marca.’ We are sticking to the terms, the doctor has told us that if the Aug. 25 CT scan confirms that the bone is fine Marc will be able to return to the bike. Of course, it will not be easy to see him in the race, but in testing it will be.”
“He doesn’t necessarily have to do a hundred laps a day,” Puig added, “but at least that he can give opinions about the bike. It’s not that the other riders don’t understand what to do, but the opinion of someone who has won more times on that bike matters more. His absence would make our work difficult.”