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Marquez: “We have found a base setup that can work”

Marquez: “We have found a base setup that can work”

Marc Marquez makes progress on the second day of testing at Phillip Island as he finishes second, but admits there is still work to do.

Marquez took to the track on slick tyres at around 11 a.m. and immediately found a good pace while he and his technicians focused on the settings of his RC213V. He remained in the upper part of the timesheets throughout the day, steadily improving his rhythm and finishing a close second, with a best time of 1’29.292 that came on lap 78. This saw him just 0.161s off the pace of the only man quicker than him, Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar), although it was some way off his pole record from 2013 (1’27.899).

The final day of testing at Phillip Island kicks off at 9.45am local time on Friday.

Marc Marquez: “Today we were able to ride in the dry for the entire day, and I think we can draw good conclusions from the testing we did - because it seems that here we have found a base setup that can work well. It’s true that this is a special track, in which you have to be careful about what you test because it might confuse you at other circuits, but I am happy with how the day went overall. We’ll see if we can continue improving tomorrow, because I still think we can make a lot of progress with the balance of the bike; I still don’t feel fully comfortable with it. The team, Honda and I are pushing our hardest and we are getting closer ever day.”

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MotoGP, 2016, PHILLIP ISLAND MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, T2, Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, #AusTest

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