Video: Marquez's long road back to the track

Tomorrow sees the first official test of the 2019 preseason start at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. Marc Marquez has been preparing for the return to action for two months since, just a few days after completing the 2018 campaign, he underwent an operation to treat a recurring injury to his left shoulder.

When Marquez got off his Honda on November 29th at the last test of 2018, he began a race against the clock to get in the best possible shape for the first official test of 2019. After surgery on December 4th carried out by doctors Xavier Mir and Teresa Marlet, he started recovery work with his physiotherapist one week later. Since then, two two-and-a-half hour sessions a day, every day except Christmas and New Year have allowed the current MotoGP World Champion to be ready for the three days of testing in Sepang.

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer