The Cervera rider head east to Japan this week, for the first of three overseas races in as many weekends.
Alex Márquez returns to action in Motegi after injury forced his retirement from the Aragon Grand Prix, which he started from the front row. The former Moto3 World Champion has battled to regain fitness in the intervening period and he heads to Japan in a better physical condition than he started the race in Aragon just over two weeks ago.
Alex Márquez: "I had more problems in Aragon with the injured leg than I was expecting, with the inflammation and pressure on the sciatic nerve forcing me to retire early from the race. My subsequent recovery wasn't as quick as I was expecting either but after almost three weeks my physical condition is definitely better. I'm still not 100% but I'm a lot closer to full fitness than I was in Aragon. Only when I get back on the bike in Motegi will I understand fully my condition and what is possible in terms of results. Even so, I head to Japan fully motivated and, if my condition is good, determined to reclaim third place in the championship standings."