Marc Marquez Will Back To His Optimal Condition ?

The former MotoGP rider, Marco Melandri, doubts Marc Marquez can return to the way he was after a severe injury. Currently Marquez is in the process of recovering.

The Repsol Honda rider suffered a broken right arm in the first race of MotoGP 2020, last July. However, just a few days after climbing the surgical table Marquez forced himself to follow the Andalusian series even though only until the free practice session.

As a result, Marquez’s injury got worse so he had to undergo a second operation. The eight-time world champion in the process must miss the rest of the championship before returning to surgery for the third time last week. Marquez is predicted to miss at least half a year from now. Although it is not certain when he will make a comeback.

Marquez rival, Maverick Vinales, believes the 27-year-old racer will have no trouble once he gets back on the track again. However, not a few are worried about Marc Marquez’s future after suffering a serious injury that took a long time to recover. One of them is Melandri.

Melandri has raced in MotoGP between 2003-2010 including defending the factory Honda team where he finished runner-up in 2005. According to him, Marquez will not be able to race optimally again.

“Very difficult,” Melandri replied when asked if Marquez could return to the way he was before. “On the one hand he has the passion, the determination to do it more than before but on the other hand I tell you it is very difficult.”

“He has spent a year without touching his bike and even if he can come back he will definitely not return to optimal conditions. Then with the current MotoGP condition you are riding very little on the bike. Even though you need it to be competitive again,” he concluded, quoted by Tuttomotoriweb.

The absence of Marc Marquez will force Honda to find a replacement racer to meet Pol Espargaro. So far, the Japanese manufacturer has been linked with Andrea Dovizioso.

The Complete List of MotoGP Riders in 2021

Including Aprilia, who had previously been aggressively looking for a replacement for Andrea Iannone.
The MotoGP transfer market has been going on since last summer. Most of the riders who took part in MotoGP 2020 will return to fight next season, which is planned to hold 20 series.

There are no more names like Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati), Tito Rabat (Esponsorama Racing), and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda). Three riders from Moto2, namely Enea Bastianini, Luca Marini and Jorge Martin entered as rookies, filling that void.

Bastianini, the 2020 Moto2 world champion, will meet Marini at Esponsorama Racing. Martin joins Pramac Racing, and will partner Johann Zarco. Meanwhile, Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller moved to the factory Ducati team.

At Yamaha, there was only an exchange of positions. Fabio Quartararo went up to accompany Maverick Vinales in the factory team, while Valentino Rossi ‘descended’ to the Petronas Yamaha SRT satellite team, which also included his student, Franco Morbidelli.

MotoGP 2021
MotoGP 2021

Other Riders

Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro will again try to lift the name Repsol Honda, which has been sagging this year. Meanwhile Alex Marquez moved to the satellite team LCR Honda, partnered with Takaaki Nakagami.

The defending champion Joan Mir and his partner, Alex Rins, are still trusted by Suzuki to enter MotoGP 2021. In the KTM group, the Red Bull team will be filled by Brand Binder and Miguel Oliveira. Meanwhile, the Tech 3 team was filled by Iker Lecuona and Danilo Petrucci.

The last team, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, has also announced the names of their riders. The first name is Aleix Espargaro. For the second rider, Aprilia is currently registering the names Lorenzo Savadori and Bradley Smith.

Later, they will again hold tests in winter. The test results will be used to determine who will be Aleix’s partner for the next season.

So, that’s the list of MotoGP riders for 2021 season.