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Márquez adapts quickest to new track

Márquez adapts quickest to new track

The Red Bull Ajo Motorsport rider showed a rapid learning ability as he set the fastest lap in 125cc FP1 at the AirAsia British Grand Prix. Pol Espargaró was just 0.016s off his pace.

In form and coming off the back of his first ever World Championship GP win at Mugello, Marc Márquez (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) was quick off the mark at Silverstone as he set the best time in the opening 125cc practice session of the AirAsia British Grand Prix with a lap of 2’15.835 on the new circuit.

Not to be outdone his fellow Spaniard Pol Espargaró (Tuenti Racing) was just 0.016s further back as he also displayed a strong pace, making himself the only other rider to get under the 2’16” mark in the hour-long session.

Efrén Vázquez (Tuenti Racing) was third fastest and made it an all-Derbi top three, with home rider Bradley Smith (Bancaja Aspar) fourth and his team-mate and Championship leader Nico Terol fifth. The trio were all separated by less than a tenth of a second.

Randy Krummenacher (Stipa-Molenaar Racing) and Tomoyoshi Koyama (Racing Team Germany) have been impressive this season and they took sixth and seventh respectively. Another home rider Danny Webb (Andalucia Cajasol) completed the top eight. The highest placing wildcard was Red Bull MotoGP Rookie rider Danny Kent (Aztec GP) in 24th.

There were two fallers in the session, with Khairuddin Zulfahmi (AirAsia - Sepang International Circuit Team) experiencing a highside early on at Turn 13 before again crashing later on. Michael van der Mark (Lambretta Reparto Corse) also went down in the closing stages.


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