Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez has been stepping up his recovery in recent weeks as a return to action draws closer. Now ten weeks on from surgery, the Spaniard's condition is improving at a rapid rate, so much so that earlier this week motogp.com had the chance to catch up with the eight-time World Champion at his gym in Madrid.
In an open and honest conversation, Marquez touched on many topics like his recovery, his return to racing, HRC's recent struggles and the current title picture. Ahead of the full interview dropping on motogp.com this Friday, we've picked out the top ten quotes from the number 93.
"Step by step, I’m starting to feel better. The most important thing is that the bone is healing in the correct way."
"I’ve been waiting for a long, long time to have a feeling like this."
"I’m speaking a lot with Santi and my team to try to take care of 2023 and I will be in Austria for some important meetings about the future."
"It’s true at the end of August I have another doctor’s check. If everything goes well, than I can increase the rehabilitation"
"Last time I disconnected too much and now I want to be involved in everything, then I’ll have all of the information fresh when I get back on the bike."
"My main goal and a realistic goal is to try to race this year, maybe at the last two or maybe just Valencia."
"Before I ride next year’s bike, I need to do at least one race."
"Pecco is and will be one of the main contenders for the title."
"Fabio needs some help from Yamaha. He’s riding super fast but fighting against others without having speed on the straight is difficult."
"We need to change something in the team and on the bike to get something more competitive next year."