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January 13th, 2022, 05:22 PM   #21
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Thanks, good to hear
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He's back training on a MX bike.

Can only be a good sign.


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Marc Marquez Back On An MX Bike - Recovery Progressing Well
Submitted by David Emmett on Thu, 2022-01-13 19:48



There has been a huge step forward in Marc Marquez' recovery from diplopia, the double vision he suffered as a result of a crash riding enduro. After consulting with the doctor treating his eye condition, the Repsol Honda rider was given the go ahead to ride a motorcycle again. Using the lessons of his previous bout of double vision - after the monster crash in practice in Sepang 2011 - Marquez was cautious in his choice of venue, deciding to ride a motocross bike at his local track in Lleida, Spain. In 2012, he had first ridden a bike at Alcarras, at a track shared with BSB teams. News of his ride quickly leaked, something which was less of a concern at the MX track in Lleida.

In the video issued by with the press release by Honda, Marquez can be seen to be riding with a great deal of freedom, and does not appear to be holding back. The press release describes him as being "more than optimistic" about his return to two wheels, with the next step for the Spaniard to try riding a bike on an asphalt circuit. There was no mention of when that might happen.

A further positive sign is that Marquez will now appear in the Honda press conference to be held on Friday morning, where HRC will announce their plans for the coming season across several championships.

There is no news on whether Marquez will be fit in time for the Sepang test, but at least he is on course to race during the 2022 season. His real level of fitness and ability will only be apparent once he starts riding a MotoGP bike again.

The press release from the Repsol Honda team appears below:

Marc Marquez back on a motorcycle as his recovery advances

Marc Marquez underwent a medical examination with Dr. Sánchez Dalmau last Monday to analyse the situation of his diplopia. The ophthalmologist confirmed a clear improvement in the vision of the eight-time World Champion.

With this progress, the Repsol Honda Team rider received authorization to ride a motorcycle and motocross, the most demanding discipline possible in the world of two wheels, was chosen by Marquez and his team. After a three-month absence, the Spanish rider returned to riding at the Ponts Circuit (Lleida). After several runs his sensations and feelings on the bike were more than optimistic.

The next step for Marquez will be to ride on a paved racetrack.
Great, if he has improved to this degree without surgery it is very hopeful and recovery back to what he was after the first eye problem is quite likely in prospect. If he had needed further surgery that may well have been career threatening, and the most recent previous HRC press release and rumours Honda were chasing Mir were not encouraging.
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I'm super glad to see something what looks like real news, and good news!
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I'm super glad to see something what looks like real news, and good news!
Very good news. After I read up about his first surgery in 2012 which was corrective surgery on an eye muscle I really thought a second bout of such surgery might be the end of his bike racing career.

I still think he should take the 9th +/- 10th titles if he can and leave it at that, he has dodged quite a few bullets now.
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I still think he should take the 9th +/- 10th titles if he can and leave it at that, he has dodged quite a few bullets now.
Agreed and it is getting harder. There is some real speed in the ranks and he isn't the young gun anymore.
Bloody hell it has been great to watch though
Been watching since the mid 80s and he has been the most exciting rider I've seen.
That ability to push, slide and save the front stands him above everybody else.
Also the ability to absorb and shrug off the Valeban pressure, and just go out and ride away from everyone.
Far kit has been great to watch
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Agreed and it is getting harder. There is some real speed in the ranks and he isn't the young gun anymore.
Bloody hell it has been great to watch though
Been watching since the mid 80s and he has been the most exciting rider I've seen.
That ability to push, slide and save the front stands him above everybody else.
Also the ability to absorb and shrug off the Valeban pressure, and just go out and ride away from everyone.
Far kit has been great to watch
I still think Stoner was utterly fantastic to watch, but he didn’t quite have the absolute will to win/dominate that MM has demonstrated over his career. 3 titles max imo and he ended up with 2.

I give MM a good chance next season despite the young chargers if his eye is good and Honda are fully committed, which they seem to be.
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Interview with MM on crash net.

Looks very hopeful, but even MM is being ultra cautious with this issue. Said he was getting diplopia every time he stood up at one stage, and wondered whether he would be able to live a normal life going forward let alone compete in motogp again. He is apparently going to take it in steps, and make sure his vision is OK under the stress of prolonged riding. The plan seems to be to ride a super bike or street RCV before he commits to the Sepang test.
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Bloody hell it has been great to watch though
Been watching since the mid 80s and he has been the most exciting rider I've seen.
That ability to push, slide and save the front stands him above everybody else.
It's just incredible. For hoots, and to pass time between seasons, we have been watching the 2013 season again. We both remembered MM bursting onto the screens and watching almost through your fingers as he slithered and bounced around millimetres from the back tyre of Lorenzo...

Rewatching 2013, it's interesting to see that yes, he is snaking and sliding around, but now knowing what we now know, that's just how he rides. And now they ALL do it!!!

We might watch 2014 next. Or just go straight on to the clusterfuck that was 2015. It's been super fun to re-watch an old season.

News that MM is recovering, is happy on his bike and is planning to go to the test after all, is exactly what my stressed out little frazzled soul needed to hear.
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It's just incredible. For hoots, and to pass time between seasons, we have been watching the 2013 season again. We both remembered MM bursting onto the screens and watching almost through your fingers as he slithered and bounced around millimetres from the back tyre of Lorenzo...

Rewatching 2013, it's interesting to see that yes, he is snaking and sliding around, but now knowing what we now know, that's just how he rides. And now they ALL do it!!!

We might watch 2014 next. Or just go straight on to the clusterfuck that was 2015. It's been super fun to re-watch an old season.

News that MM is recovering, is happy on his bike and is planning to go to the test after all, is exactly what my stressed out little frazzled soul needed to hear.
Yes, pleased me greatly as well. I hope he wins one or possibly two more titles and then calls it quits as I said earlier in the thread though, I don’t think he can continue to dodge bullets indefinitely.
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It's just incredible. For hoots, and to pass time between seasons, we have been watching the 2013 season again. We both remembered MM bursting onto the screens and watching almost through your fingers as he slithered and bounced around millimetres from the back tyre of Lorenzo...

Rewatching 2013, it's interesting to see that yes, he is snaking and sliding around, but now knowing what we now know, that's just how he rides. And now they ALL do it!!!

We might watch 2014 next. Or just go straight on to the clusterfuck that was 2015. It's been super fun to re-watch an old season.

News that MM is recovering, is happy on his bike and is planning to go to the test after all, is exactly what my stressed out little frazzled soul needed to hear.
I hadn't seen this before.
At the end of his moto2 time.

Amazing also

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