Honda has decided to officially start the 2022 season this coming Friday, January 14th. To this end, as is customary today, it organized a purely online press conference. It will be an opportunity to see the drivers one more time after the winter break, but not all.
Marc Marquez will not be there: “He will continue to focus on his recovery and preparation for the season,” it said. Pol Espargarò, Alex Marquez and Takaaki Nakagami will all be in attendance, but not HRC’s spearhead.
As mentioned several times, the last official statement on Marc’s condition came before Christmas, followed by a photo on the trained Spaniard’s social media profiles. It is certainly not busy and Not only is it currently unknown whether Marquez will be able to take part in the winter tests in Malaysia and Indonesia (scheduled for February), but also what his eye is like with diplopia.
If Honda has decided that Marquez won’t be there on Friday, it seems pointless to believe that its brand colleagues can reveal more about his condition unless an official announcement comes in the next few days.
However, we are always in the realm of the maybe, because Honda has decided to manage corporate communications as it did with the arm injury: simply none. A questionable decision, because silence only increases rumors and speculation.
About three weeks before the winter testing, fans want to know more in the hopes that Marquez will be in Malaysia.