Late in July of last year, 8-time MotoGP champion, Marc Marquez, was sidelined indefinitely due to a fractured bone in his right arm. After nine months of rehabilitation and recovery, the champ is finally back.
Marquez has been deemed fit to ride at the upcoming Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal after his latest medical check-up. Repsol Honda Team confirmed the news on Saturday morning, six days before track action begins at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao.
“In the review carried out on Marc Marquez by the Hospital Ruber Internacional medical team, four months after surgery, led by Doctors Samuel Antuña and Ignacio Roger de Oña, and made up of Doctors De Miguel, Ibarzabal and García Villanueva, for an infected pseudoarthrosis of the right humerus, a very satisfactory clinical condition was found, with evident progress in the bone consolidation process,” said Repsol Honda Team in a statement.
Born Marc Márquez Alentà on February 17, 1993, he is one of the most successful motorcycle racers of all time, with eight Grand Prix world championships to his name — six of which are in the premier MotoGP class. Márquez has been racing for Honda's factory team since his MotoGP debut in 2013.
He is one of only four riders to have ever won world championship titles in three different categories, after Mike Hailwood, Phil Read, and Valentino Rossi.