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By Del Conca Gresini

Martin: “Things are slowly getting better”

A major crash at the Sachsenring has not deterred Spanish rider Jorge Martin from setting eyes on Brno

Seventeen days since the operation to fix a broken right medial malleolus – which revealed a further fracture of the heel bone – Jorge Martin (Team Del Conca Gresini) has resumed training in an attempt to return to racing for the upcoming Czech Grand Prix, which takes place at Brno on the first weekend of August. 

Despite still being unable to put any weight on the injured foot, the Moto3™ rider is splitting his time between gym, the swimming pool and physio. Currently in Valencia, the young Spaniard will soon head back to Madrid – where next Monday he will undergo an MRI scan to check the progress of his recovery.

Martin will travel to Brno in early August, the week before race weekend, for the medical examination that will determine whether he is fit to ride his Honda NSF250RW around the technical Czech circuit. 

Jorge Martin: “Things are slowly getting better. After 14 days from surgery I started using the static bike and go to the gym in order not to lose muscle mass, while soon I will start with swimming. The idea is to recover as quickly as possible and get on track at Brno. Right now I’m in Valencia with my physiotherapist. Obviously, after this type of surgery I’m still unable to walk, but we’ll get there. My hope is that I will be able to race in Czech Republic – even if my foot will still hurt. Before then, however, I will need to pass the pre-race medical evaluation and see where we are.”