Marc Marquez is hopeful that he will be back at full fitness in time for this weekend’s San Marino Grand Prix at Misano. The championship leader dislocated his shoulder on the morning of the race at Silverstone but raced on to finish second, losing out at the last corner to Jorge Lorenzo.
But Marquez is happy with the period of recovery since the British Grand Prix and is confident his treatment will leave him in the best possible shape to compete this weekend.
“I’m already feeling much better since my accident in Silverstone, so hopefully I’ll be almost 100% by this weekend! I will arrive in Italy for the race weekend a little later than usual as I will use the time to have more physiotherapy on my shoulder. Misano has a lot of braking and is a smaller and slower track compared to others on the calendar, so it will be interesting to ride the MotoGP bike there. Once again, the aim is to start to work like always, focused on Sunday and prepare ourselves in the best way”
Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa is the nearest challenger to Marquez in the title chase, 30 points back, and the Spaniard is keen to bounce back after a disappointing showing in Britain.
“I was slightly disappointed after Silverstone as we knew we had the speed and race pace to challenge for victory, anyway we must learn from the mistakes and move on. Misano is quite a tricky track and the grip level is always a challenge, but I enjoy riding there. I’ve had good results in the past even if last year we experienced a nightmare on race day! This year we arrive confident and looking to reduce the points to Marc in the Championship”.