Marc Márquez postpones 2012 debut

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Friday, 3 February 2012

The CatalunyaCaixa Repsol rider is recovering well from recent surgery on right eye but will not take part in next week’s test in Valencia

Runner-up in last year’s Moto2 World Championship, Marc Márquez has postponed his first ride 0f 2012 until a later date. He had originally been scheduled to take part in the 8th-10th February test at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, but has elected to sit out the visit to Valencia in order to continue his recovery from eye surgery.

The CatalunyaCaixa Repsol rider’s condition continues to improve after the operation at the Instituto Oftalmológico eye surgery department of Barcelona’s Hospital Clínic this past January, carried out in order to correct the double vision problem from which he had been suffering since his crash in practice for the October 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Márquez is expected to be back on track in the near future, but has erred on the side of caution in skipping the Valencia test.

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