POSITIVE END TO SEPANG TEST FOR MARQUEZ
Positive end to Sepang test for Marquez Marc Márquez ended three productive test days in Sepang, finishing third in the overall timetable.
The sun was shining on the final day of the Sepang test, and the Marc Marquez wasted no time in taking to the track at 10 a.m. Completing a productive day of testing that was mainly focused on the RC213V’s latest engine configuration, the chassis and the Michelin tyres, Marc Marquez improved his setup and pace. Marc today completed 85 laps (more than any other rider), and his time of 1’59.506” on lap 18 was the second-fastest (third in the combined standings), just 0.138” off the top.
Marc Marquez will now fly to Jakarta, Indonesia, for the official Team Launch on 3 February.
Marc Marquez: “I’m much happier with my position today, even if the rhythm is really more important. We did a lot of laps, aiming to do as much work as possible, and indeed we did a good job; we completed much of our work schedule, though not everything. We need to make further improvements in some areas where I’m not yet totally comfortable, but even so, I’m happy that we got better and better over the three days, which is the most important thing. Today we again worked a lot on the electronics and also on the bike setup. In the last hour I did a mini-long run of 11 laps, sacrificing the time-attack a bit, but for us it was more important to work on the pace. I’m generally very happy with how the three days went.”Back to news