Although Marc Marquez had suffered a DNF due to crashing at Silverstone, the Repsol Moto2 rider had to quickly regroup his thoughts for a two-day test in Mugello, which concluded Thursday.
The Spaniard completed more than 100 laps at Mugello, setting a fastest time of 1:54.8, which was almost a second faster than the Moto2 pole-position time set by Andrea Iannone last season.
The conditions at the Tuscan track were dry and hot, far different from the rainy conditions at Silverstone when Marquez crashed, hitting his right knee and wrist. But at the Mugello test, Repsol Moto2 reports Marquez was able to recover from the non-serious injuries while testing different setups on the Moto2 machine.
Repsol says between both days of Moto2 testing at Mugello, Marquez completed more than 550 kilometers, allowing the team to fine-tune the machine.
Marc Marquez (Repsol Moto2) says: “We have been very busy these two days testing a lot of different things, tying to find a good set-up for the race we will have here in two weeks. We checked different options and my feelings on the bike were very good, after the great job my team did.
“These two days of tests will be very important for the next races, as they helped me gathering kilometres on the bike and improve my riding. The team worked very hard and I am already looking forward to the next race in Assen”.
Next up for Marquez is the Netherlands Grand Prix (June 23-26).