Marquez partially dislocated the shoulder in a heavy crash during qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix, before aggravating it further in a tumble during November’s Jerez test.
Undergoing surgery shortly after the test, Marquez admits his recovery has been tougher this time around than a year ago when he underwent a similar operation on a repeating left shoulder dislocation in 2018.
With just a week until the first official pre-season test of the year in Malaysia, Marquez took to a karting circuit in Tarragon, Spain, aboard a Honda NSF250 Moto3 bike to evaluate his physical condition.
In a short statement on Twitter, he admitted his feelings on the bike “were not the best”.
After two months without bike yesterday I rode again to check my feeling with the right shoulder. The feelings were not the best but I’m very happy because we are doing important steps!✊🏼 pic.twitter.com/W9AQ2bfi7O— Marc Márquez (@marcmarquez93) January 30, 2020
At an awards event in Spain last week Marquez admitted he will only be “60 or 70 percent” fit for the Sepang test.
“Since December 2 I have been [going through] rehabilitation with the shoulder,” he said. “In two weeks we have the first pre-season test - the Sepang test, from February 7 to 9 - which I will reach 60 percent or 70 percent physical [fitness for].”