Marquez to Miss Valencia Moto2 Test

2012 Moto2 Testing

The runner-up in last year's Moto2 World Championship, Repsol's Marc Marquez has postponed his first ride of 2012 until a later date.

Marquez had originally been scheduled to take part in the Feb. 8-10 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.

The Repsol rider's condition continues to improve after the operation at the Instituto Oftalmológico eye surgery department of Barcelona's Hospital Clínic this past January, carried out in order to correct the double vision problem from which he had been suffering since his crash in practice for the October 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Marquez is expected to be back on track in the near future, but has erred on the side of caution in skipping the Valencia test.


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