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Marc Márquez advances in his adaptation with barely time to ride

Marc Márquez advances in his adaptation with barely time to ride

The Repsol rider does just four laps before the rain comes. In spite of this, Márquez significantly improves yesterday’s times.

Marc Márquez adaptation to the Moto2 on which he will compete next season has once again been influenced by the whims of the weather, with the rain putting in appearance when the Repsol rider had done just six laps – four of them valid for taking down his times –. This extremely short margin was enough for Márquez to demonstrate a significant improvement, riding at 1 minute, 45 seconds and 2-tenths.

The talent of the reigning 125cc World Champion was clearly evident on the track at the Jerez circuit, on a day on which the Repsol rider was only able to complete six laps. With the sky completely overcast and an air temperature of 16ºC and track temperature of 14ºC, Márquez waited until just after 11:00 o’clock to start riding. After changing some adjustments compared to yesterday, the Repsol rider experienced an instant improvement, riding much more easily and fluidly than yesterday.

However, when he was getting ready to go out on the track again, the raining started to fall on the Cadiz track, intermittently wetting the track and hindering any activity. In spite of everything and the only productive day in Jerez, the Repsol rider ends his debut in Moto2 with a sweet taste in his mouth, showing a glimpse of the wide margin for improvement ahead of him.

"Today, we haven’t been able to make the most of the day because it started raining and we had only done 6 laps, that is, 4 that counted for the timesheets," explained Márquez. "However, they were very interesting because yesterday we focused on riding without touching the setup so that I could adapt to the bike and understand it as much as possible. But today, in these four laps, we have started working a little, changing some adjustments and I rode much faster than yesterday even on a wet and cold track."

"This is very important because it means that we can improve, logically. More than my times compared to my rivals, I keep the feelings that I have had on the bike and the confidence I have built up."

Next Tuesday, 30 November, another test is scheduled at the Circuit de Catalunya, in which – weather permitting – the Repsol rider will continue adapting to Moto2 and his new team.

Moto2, 2010

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