We’ve written a lot about how good seven-time MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez is on a dirt bike. Due to COVID-19, Marc, along with the rest of the MotoGP paddock have been unable to ride.
In early May, Marc and his brother Alex, both members of the Repsol Honda Team, returned to riding. It was the first time the pair had been riding since March 11.
“After two months, honestly it was a little strange at the start to be back on the bike for the first laps,” said Marc. “But soon I was feeling better as all of the muscles and the mind started to remember everything again. It was really nice to be able to get back on the bike, this is a feeling you can’t find anywhere else. Step by step we’re coming closer and closer to normal life and this is the most important point.”
“It is great to be able to return to more normal training and it was a real pleasure to be back out on the motocross circuit,” said Alex. “When something like this is your passion, you always enjoy it a lot so it was special to ride, you need the bike in your life. For at least a little bit it was like everything was normal. Unfortunately the world is still not yet back to normal and we as riders, as well as everyone else, must continue to adapt and do our best in this situation. Hopefully we can have more days like today.”
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