Repsol Honda has released the following statement regarding the medical progress of injured six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez.

Marquez required a third operation on his broken right arm in December, when tests also revealed an infection that had prevented the bone from healing (pseudoarthrosis).

As a result, the Spaniard has been receiving antibiotic treatment for the past ten weeks and the latest update speaks of a 'favourable clinical situation' and that doctors were 'satisfied' with the progress of bone consolidation.

'A further review of Marc Marquez at the Hospital Ruber Internacional, 10 weeks after surgery for an infected pseudoarthrosis of the right humerus, has confirmed a favourable clinical situation.

'The medical team led by Doctors Samuel Antuña and Ignacio Roger de Oña, and including Doctors Juan De Miguel, Aitor Ibarzabal and Andrea García Villanueva, assessed the radiographic signs of bone consolidation and were satisfied with the progress.

'From now on, and during the next few weeks, Marquez will be able to progress steadily in the process of functional recovery of the operated arm.'

Marquez first required surgery after his arm was fractured in the season-opening Jerez race in July, then a second operation when the titanium plate broke due to stress accumulated during an attempted return to action the following weekend.

But the bone failed to heal, a condition medically described as pseudarthrosis, requiring a third operation and bone graft.

It is still unclear when Marquez might return to MotoGP action. The first official 2021 pre-season test is scheduled for Qatar in early March.

Provisional 2021 MotoGP Calendar – January Update

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

28 March

Qatar (Evening race)

Losail

2

4 April

Doha (Evening race)

Losail

3

18 April

Portugal

Portimao

4

2 May

Spain

Jerez

5

16 May

France

Le Mans

6

30 May

Italy

Mugello

7

6 June

Catalunya

Barcelona

8

20 June

Germany

Sachsenring

9

27 June

Netherlands

Assen

10

11 July

Finland (Subject to homologation)

KymiRing

11

15 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

12

29 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

13

12 September

Aragon

Aragon

14

19 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

15

3 October

Japan

Motegi

16

10 October

Thailand

Buriram

17

24 October

Australia

Phillip Island

18

31 October

Malaysia

Sepang

19

14 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

Postponed Grands Prix:
 11 AprilArgentinaTermas
 18 AprilAmericasCOTA
Reserve Grand Prix Venues:
  Indonesia (Subject to homologation)Mandalika
  RussiaIgora Drive
2021 Pre-season Testing:
 5 MarchQatar Shakedown TestLosail
 6-7 MarchQatar Official TestLosail
 10-12 MarchQatar Official TestLosail
 

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