The chronology of Marc Márquez’s rebirth, from his accident in 2020 to his victory in 2021

Marc Márquez celebrates victory in the German GP.

Marc Márquez celebrates victory in the German GP.
Marc Márquez celebrates victory in the German GP.

Marc Márquez had more than enough reason to be excited after the victory achieved in the German GP. “I want to thank everyone. We have done it together ”, said the Honda rider as he wiped away his tears. Had passed 581 days since the last time he climbed to the top of the podium. Many races seen from home, three consecutive zeros after his return to the tracks. A real torture that finally saw the light, after not winning a race since 2019.

Marc Márquez, during the MotoGP German GP

Marc Márquez achieves his first victory in the German GP after 581 days

The whole drama of Marc Márquez began at the 2020 Spanish GP. Right off the bat, in the opening race of the season, the MotoGP World Championship was left without the rider who had won the last four championships for the entire campaign. Right humerus fracture, surgery, a titanium plate, another operation to change the plate and the decision not to run again until 2021. And patience, a lot of complicated patience, with a third visit to the operating room included.

After a lot of physical pain and a lot of mental punishment, Marc Márquez has reason to smile. He already had them when he received the medical discharge to get back on the motorcycle. Also when the doctors gave him the go-ahead to compete again. But a victory… A victory is the maximum right now for the Honda rider. “When I crossed the finish line… Well, we did it again. That which we take away. We enjoy this victory for now. I know that the Netherlands will come, that we will return a little to our reality, which is not to be in victory, but I hope that there will be more moments of these between now and the end of the season and that we will be able to take advantage of them ”, declared Marc after the victory in Germany, his circuit fetish.

The chronology of the rebirth of Marc Márquez

  • July 19, 2020: accident in Jerez and fracture of the humerus.
  • July 21, 2020: first operation.
  • July 24, 2020: declared fit to race at the Spanish GP.
  • July 25, 2020: He returns to the track in FP3, but decides not to participate in the test.
  • August 3, 2020: second operation.
  • August 22, 2020: Marc and his team change the recovery plan and plan to return in two or three months.
  • September 15, 2020: back to training (from home).
  • November 10, 2020: it is announced that Marc will not run for the remainder of the world championship.
  • December 3, 2020: third operation.
  • January 14, 2021: First medical check-up and start of the countdown to the 2021 season.
  • February 22, 2021: presentation of the Repsol Honda team.
  • March 13, 2021: new medical checkup, with doctors seeing a lot of progression.
  • March 26, 2021: the Qatar GP, the first of the season, is lost.
  • April 2, 2021: the Doha GP, the second of the season, is lost.
  • April 10, 2021: receives medical discharge to compete again.
  • April 16, 2021: He returns to the circuits in the Portuguese GP and finishes in seventh position.
  • April 30, 2021: he returns to Jerez, where he suffered the accident that changed everything, and finished ninth in the Spanish GP.
  • May 16, 2021: falls in the French GP and does not finish the race.
  • May 30, 2021: Crash at the Italian GP and does not finish the race.
  • June 6, 2021: he suffers a fall in the Catalan GP and does not finish the race.
  • June 20, 2021: Achieve victory in the German GP.


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