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Andrea Dovizioso’s manager Simone Battistella said his rider was “ready” if Honda called him on behalf of Marc Marquez, who was still recovering during the 2021 MotoGP season. Told.

Marquez underwent a third surgery in December Exclude him from the 2020 MotoGP campaign and on his broken right arm, where he is likely to stop acting until spring.

The season is about to begin First March 28 of two Qatar races as part of a partially revised calendar, Honda will need to replace Marquez while continuing to rehab.

Dovizioso is now sabbatical after losing his Ducati factory seat at the end of last year. If Honda knocks, he is a free agent who won the MotoGP 15 times.

Although not yet discussed, Battistella says Dovizioso’s training regime, which has begun prior to the 2021 motocross race campaign, is ready to return to motoGP action if necessary. It states that it means.

“”[Honda] I haven’t called yet, but if I do, Andrea is really ready, “Batistera told Sky Italy.

“He trains motocross at the amateur level, but he does it with the same strength as he prepares for the MotoGP preseason.

“This year we will work to make a full return in 2022.

“As far as Honda is concerned, clarify what both Andrea and I feel deeply. [sad] They talk about what’s happening to Mark [Honda] I’m exactly assessing when he can reappear.

“In my opinion, they are naturally afraid to make mistakes in such delicate situations.

“Next month is very important to their decision. On our side, we rejected all offers to become test riders, so we are free to do other things and be ready to return to the start grid. is made of.”

Marquez acknowledged his attempt to return home at the end of last year Only a few days after the first surgery after the crash at the Spanish Grand Prix, it was a mistake.

HRC test rider Stefan Bradl told the Spanish Motorsport.com podcast by Marquez crew chief Santier Nandez (who worked with Bradl last year) since the Czech GP. The Germans would be a better option to replace Marquez again than Dovizioso.

After making his MotoGP debut on Honda’s machine in 2008, Dovizioso was promoted to the factory team from 2009 to 2011 and won his first premier class victory at Donington Park in 2009.

– Motorsports

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