Repsol Caixa Moto2 star Marc Marquez has opted to sit out of next week's Valencia test in order to continue recovering from his eye operation.
The wunderkind underwent surgery in January to correct the double vision problem he had been experiencing since a massive highside at Sepang at the end of 2011. His withdrawal from the test does raise questions as to whether the operation has been a complete success.
"Marc Márquez has postponed his first ride 0f 2012 until a later date. He had originally been scheduled to take part in the 8th-10th February test at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, but has elected to sit out the visit to Valencia in order to continue his recovery from eye surgery," said a team spokesman.
"Márquez is expected to be back on track in the near future, but has erred on the side of caution in skipping the Valencia test."