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Moto2 Catalunya Test: Marquez Satisfied

Moto2 Pre-Season Test

Respol Moto2 rider Marc Marquez wrapped up a two-day test at Catalunya, Spain, Tuesday. The Spaniard continued adapting to a machine heavier than the one used last year when taking the 125cc MotoGP Championship.

Marquez and his Repsol Moto2 team didn’t get on the Catalan circuit until noon due to morning fog, but once the conditions cleared, he and fellow test rider Emilio Alzamora has positive results on the track.

Marquez completed 32 laps on Tuesday, which combined with Monday’s laps equals 86 throughout the two-day Moto2 test. Marquez reported being satisfied with the results, and the test allowed him to further his progress on the machine and adaptation to the new team. His best result was a 1:48.3 around Catalunya.

Marquez and the Repsol team will travel to Valencia for additional test this Thursday through Saturday.

Marc Marquez (Repsol Moto2) says: "In the morning it didn’t look too well, but at midday the weather improved a bit and we started to test some things. I am happy with our progression, as the beginning is really important to understand the working method of the team and, at the same time, for them to understand my riding.

"It is the only way we will be able to progress, although the pre-season is long and we still have a huge margin to improve. The two testing days were very productive and we achieved the objectives we had set ourselves. Now we will go to Valencia to continue with the development of the bike and with our adaptation to the class.

"We will need to do many kilometres to arrive to the first race ready. The assessment of this two days of test is positive and we increase our confidence day by day."

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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