The third free practice session of the 2022 Aragón Grand Prix at MotorLand was characterized by two great aspects, the first of which was the dominance of the Ducati, which achieved a repoquer led by Jack Miller, and the second was the large number of crashes and accidents that occurred on the Spanish asphalt.
Among all those falls, the one that caused the most shocks was that of Marc Márquez. The Honda rider went down at Turn 7 at MotorLand, but after a brief run through the gravel he quickly got up and ran under his own power, allaying any fears.
Video: this was the fall of Marc Márquez in Aragón after his return
The Cervera rider entered the operating room for the fourth time on June 2 to have surgery on his right arm, injured since July 2020, and only three months later he rode a street bike before getting on his MotoGP RC213V at the Misano test, last week.
After that test, Marc Márquez confirmed that he would return to action at the Aragón Grand Prix this weekend and, as a result, practically all eyes in the premier category of motorcycling are on the back of the Spanish rider, who this afternoon will have to earn a place in Q2 after finishing outside the Top10 in the combined free practice.
Before starting the weekend in Aragón, the Catalan said that he was confident that this would be his definitive comeback: “Hopefully so. The last one I already expected would be the definitive one, but then everything got complicated. This one seems that, from the beginning of the operation, everything has gone well with an evolution that has been favourable”.
“Now there may be complications on the bike, but not the bone, maybe the muscles, something that forces us to stop, but we’ll see. I want to ride a bike to recover, but also to prepare for the Honda 2023 project”, concluded Marc Marquez.