Despite having not totally recovered from his shoulder operation at December, defending champion Marquez kicked-off 20-19’s official conducting by topping the launching day of this Sepang test on Wednesday.

But he was able the second-least of anybody, only 29 laps that day, and he slid into eighth with 37 laps completed stopping several hours early due to this annoyance.

Speaking about his illness after, Marquez – who had been almost a second slower than pacesetter Maverick Vinales – confessed he will need to attend until ending the March at the Termas de Rio Hondo around to be back to full fitness.

He said:”I will ben’t very close to completely, but I presume Qatar will not be a major problem… I really expect!

“Still I have one month at the front [of me], so I will try to work hard still. I have tomorrow [studying ]’s day, I’ve got a test in Qatar it’s Qatar, then 3 weeks more to Argentina.

“That is my aim, to arrive at Argentina 100 percent. I will have to wait patiently.

“Now when I want, I can keep riding, together with pain. However, if I have a major iammation, it becomes worse and worse and I lose one week of my own retrieval. Therefore I need to follow my body; once I feel more pain than ordinary, I stop.”

Marquez said that his physical limits have impacted his test plans outside being struggling to make whole utilization of this track time available at Sepang.

As he is unable to precisely evaluate smaller changes in his state, the Spaniard clarified he was focusing mainly on comparing motors so far during the test.

“We strive enormous stuff now, we tried a very different character of this motorcycle,” he said. “We don’t even move in springs, just very big matters, working and working and receiving information.

“Tomorrow we strive to keep this way but for the time being the main thing is to focus with the motor because from Qatar before ending [of this season ] we can’t even shift it.

“We are changing the program, trying enormous things in different areas that are more essential. To focus to the details just like you desire you need to ride.

“When I put new tyres I cannot take profit, the bike gets to be more competitive and more physical to your shoulder. With fresh tyres I’m slower and then with used tyres I push”

Additional reporting by Oriol Puigdemont

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

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