German motorbike rider Stefan Bradl will make his next comeback at the Argentine Grand Prix.

According to the Honda factory team on Wednesday, the 32-year-old will stand in for eight-time world champion Marc Marquez at the third MotoGP race of the season. The Spaniard crashed in the warm-up of the Indonesian Grand Prix a fortnight ago. He was subsequently diagnosed with diplopia. This injury occurs due to a paralysis of the fourth right optic nerve and causes Marquez to see everything twice.

Substitute and test rider Bradl will race this weekend for the first time since November 2021. Back then he finished 15th in Portimao on his Honda. “I have already done some tests this year and am familiar with the new Honda RC213V. Of course it is something different when you do a MotoGP weekend,” said the Zahlinger. The course in Argentina is familiar to the former Moto2 world champion from his time as an active racer.