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Marquez: “It hurts a lot but at least I can put in the laps”

Marquez: “It hurts a lot but at least I can put in the laps”

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez finished the first day of practice third overall in Jerez, despite his broken finger.

In this morning’s FP1 session, Marc eased back into his rhythm as he adapted to riding with his injury – sustained in a training accident last Saturday. By this afternoon’s FP2 session, Marc was back in the groove and topped the time sheets for a good portion of the session. He improved his morning time by almost half a second and finished third for the day with 1’39.428 (lap 4/16).

Marc Marquez:
“We can be happy that my hand has responded quite well today - as well as could be expected. It hurts a lot but at least I can put in the laps. We’ll see if tomorrow it is better if it doesn’t swell up. As for the bike, I'm feeling pretty good with it and we are working well, but we need to improve some things - especially in the afternoon - when the track temperature rises. The race will be at this time, so we have to improve the setup accordingly.”

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MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO bwin DE ESPAÑA, FP2, Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

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