Moto2 World Championship runner-up Marc Marquez will miss the first test of 2012 at Valencia next week.

The young Spaniard had been hoping to return to action for the first time since his season-ending fall at last October's Malaysian Grand Prix, but has now 'elected to sit out the visit to Valencia in order to continue his recovery from eye surgery'.

The former 125cc world champion underwent surgery in January to correct the double vision problems he has been suffering since the accident.