Marquez Wraps 3-Day Jerez Moto2 Test
Taking advantage of the excellent weather of Southern Spain, Marc Marquez and his Moto2 team concluded three hard-working days in Jerez de la Frontera, where the Repsol rider completed 730 kilometres.
Marquez wrapped the Moto2 test session with 55 laps at the Andalusian track on Friday, posting a best of 1:43.1.
After achieving a consistent improvement, the assessment of this tests was very positive for his adaptation to a completely new category, in which the references from the 125cc class are of little use.
Step by step, Márquez has increased his confidence in Moto2, and is ever more coordinated with his new team.
An effort reflected in the slow improvement of his feeling and the constant progression of his times. With the set-up more and more to his liking, Marquez dedicated the last part of the day to do a race simulation, doing several consecutive laps with an excellent and consistent pace.
After these Moto2 tests, the Repsol rider will enjoy some well deserved free days. On Monday he will receive the National prize Princesa de Asturias S.A.R. Dona Letizia. Marquez will resume his training in seven day in the same circuit, taking part in the last tests of the preseason before the World Championship starts in less than a month in Qatar.
Marc Marquez (Repsol Moto2) says: "I am satisfied after these three days of tests. We achieved our aims despite we have still a lot of work to do. Everything is new for me and I have to get used to the bike and the team.
"But we are slowly gathering kilometers and increasing my confidence on the bike. In the morning we continued with different tests and configurations, while in the afternoon we completed a longer run where we were fairly consistent. I am very satisfied and I have to thank my team for their good job. We still have three days ahead and I hope we are able to improve even more".