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Márquez maintains leading form at Jerez

Márquez maintains leading form at Jerez

The Red Bull Ajo Motorsport rider is the fastest 125cc rider at the second official test, as he was last week at Valencia.

Marc Márquez’s fine form continued at the Jerez test, where he set the fastest time of the three days. The Red Bull Ajo Motorsport rider’s time of 1’47.473 in the late session of day two placed him at the top of the timesheet, with days one and three affected by wet weather.

Pol Espargaró (Bainet Derbi) was the closest challenger to Márquez, and was the only other rider who was able to get under the 1’48” barrier. Espargaró, who had a minor fall in the final session on Monday, set his best time on Sunday and was just under three-tenths off Márquez’s best lap as he displayed his comfort with his machine.

Espargaró’s team-mate Efrén Vázquez was just over a full second off the fastest time, with Bancaja Aspar team-mates Nicolas Terol and Bradley Smith completing the top five spots as the preparations for what promises to be an intriguing battle for the eighth-litre title continue to warm up.

Returning to the Jerez circuit for March 27-29 for the third and final pre-season test, other 125cc riders such as Brit Danny Webb (Andalucia Cajasol), Jonas Folger (Team Ongetta) and Sandro Cortese (Avant Intact Ajo Motorsport) will look to push their progress ahead of the start of the season on April 11th.

125cc, 2010

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