Injured MotoGP champion Marc Marquez insists he isn't currently thinking beyond Saturday morning's FP3 session at Jerez.

That will be when, after sitting out Friday's Andalucia action, the Repsol Honda star makes a shock return to action - less than a week after breaking his right arm at the same Spanish track.

"Yesterday I arrived at the circuit after the operation in Barcelona and passed the medical test in the afternoon. It means I can ride, and after discussing with Honda we decided to start directly on Saturday," said Marquez, whose fracture was plated during surgery in Barcelona on Tuesday.

"I have slept quite well, I am obviously in some pain, but we have had physiotherapy sessions with my physio that have been quite good for me.

"With the team we have set ourselves only one objective, which is to see our feelings tomorrow in FP3. Let's see how the arm is and from there we will decide our next objective."

Fellow injured riders Alex Rins and Cal Crutchlow, who were also passed fit on Thursday, made their returns during Friday practice for the second successive MotoGP event at Jerez.

With Marc absent, younger brother Alex was the only Repsol Honda rider on track today, the rookie finishing 15th overall.

"It will be interesting to see how much we can improve this weekend," said Alex, 12th in his first MotoGP race last weekend.

"Already this weekend we have been able to make a step especially in the hotter conditions of the afternoon. I’m 100% sure tomorrow we can make another step as we have found a setup change for hot conditions which helped us.

"Tomorrow will be an important day for us, going directly to Q2 will need a low 37 and our target is to be as close to Q2 as possible. We’re working on our one lap pace to try and achieve this."

 

Revised 2020 MotoGP Calendar (including free weekends)

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

 

15 July

Official Test

Jerez

1

19 July

Spain

Jerez

2

26 July

Andalusia

Jerez

 

2 August

 

 

3

9 August

Czech Republic

Brno

4

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

5

23 August

Styria

Red Bull Ring

 

30 August

  
 

6 September

  

6

13 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

7

20 September

Emilia Romagna e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

8

27 September

Catalunya

Barcelona

 

4 October

  

9

11 October

France

Le Mans

10

18 October

Aragon

Aragon

11

25 October

Teruel

Aragon

 

1 November

  

12

8 November

Europe

Ricardo Tormo

13

15 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

(Final European race)

 

22 November

  
 

29 November

  

 

6 December

 

 

 

13 December

 

Deadline for any Flyaway races.

MotoGP 2020: List of 'To Be Confirmed' events

1

4 October

Thailand

Buriram

2

1 November

Malaysia

Sepang

3

22 November

Argentina

Termas

MotoGP 2020: List of Cancelled events

1

8 March

Qatar (MotoGP class)

Losail

2

31 May

Italy

Mugello

3

21 June

Germany

Sachsenring

4

28 June

Netherlands

Assen

5

12 July

Finland

KymiRing

6

30 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

7

18 October

Japan

Motegi

8

25 October

Australia

Phillip Island

9

15 November

Americas

COTA