Former MotoGP king Marc Marquez today ruled himself out of the upcoming Qatar test in order to continue his recovery.
The Repsol Honda star is still healing from a broken arm sustained at Jerez last year, so test rider Stefan Bradl will continue his development work.
"2020 was a difficult year for everyone and especially for me with the injury and watching the races from home," said Marquez.
"But I have continued to work with the doctors, with my team and with myself to recover and return to MotoGP. Of course, I would have liked to return sooner, but it is very important to listen to the doctors and my body until I am fully fit.
"I can imagine the best comeback that is to start riding again the bike and be the same, but it will be difficult to be like this. But we will see if it takes one race, two races, half the season to be the same Marc.
"I will not be at the Qatar Test as I aim to return only when I am 100 per cent and there is still some work to do.”