MotoGP racer Marc Márquez returns to competition after recovery from surgery

Repsol Honda Team pilot will drive 110 days after last race in Italy

Marc Márquez during a press conference on April 15, 2021 (by Box Repsol)
Marc Márquez during a press conference on April 15, 2021 (by Box Repsol) / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

September 13, 2022 06:13 PM

Catalan MotoGP racer Marc Márquez will return to competition this weekend after successfully recovering from his fourth operation on his right humerus. The pilot from the inland town of Cervera will compete at MotorLand Aragon, near his hometown. 

It has been 110 days since Márquez last raced at the Italian Grand Prix on May 29. The eight-time World Champion will take on the opportunity to "continue improving his bike fitness and assessing his performance during the intensity of a Grand Prix weekend and race," a MotoGP press statement read.

The Catalan announced his return via social media with a "big smile," as he said in a video.

The Repsol Honda Team driver has "followed the strict guidance of his medical team in order to facilitate a full recovery," the MotoGP organization said. 

For the number 93, MotorLand Aragon can truly be considered a home circuit, as he was raised nearby. In fact, in the circuit located in Catalonia’s neighboring region of Aragon, home fans have always encouraged his stellar on-track performance.

"I’m sure your support will cheer me up the whole weekend," the driver from Cervera said before adding he was looking forward to "being on the bike and going full speed."