Marc Marquez will not take any unnecessary risk missing Styria GP. Stefan Bradl will replace him once again in second Red Bull Ring race meaning that World Champion’s comeback is probably set for Misano. The Spaniard watched his rivals from TV yesterday and will do it once again next weekend, hoping to make his return in Italy.
Someone thought that Marquez could try another stunning comeback for Styria GP, but his physical conditions are still critical to race. Honda test rider Stefan Bradl is about to ride the HRC for the third time this year after having raced in Czech and Austria.
Not an ideal situation for Repsol Honda Team, which could still take benefit from that by developing the bike alongside his test rider and Alex Marquez, who scored points in yesterday’s race after finishing 13th thanks to Bradley Smith’s penalty for exceeding track limits.
Marc Marquez’s return is set for Misano 1 at this point, but nothing sure yet. Indeed, Honda HRC did not give any detail about it. Anyway, it is likely to see World Champion’s comeback in Italy as the first race in Misano will be held on 13th September, meaning that the Spaniard has more weeks to recover from his injury.
Nowadays, Fabio Quartararo is still championship leader despite a tough Austrian GP with 67 points, followed by Andrea Dovizioso with 56. In the worst scenario possible for Marquez, Frenchman could leave Red Bull Ring with 92 points winning the race. With 9 races to do at that point, Marc’s could think about defending his crown, even if it seems real tough.