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16 days ago
By Repsol Honda Team

Marquez: “The first crash changed our plans”

Reigning Champion comes off twice on Day 1 - but has some good ideas to improve

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) suffered two crashes on Day 1 at the Octo British Grand Prix, but the reigning Champion nevertheless set the fifth fastest time on the combined timesheets – and has some ideas for improvements tomorrow.

After doing most of FP2 on his second bike and a different setup, it wasn’t an ideal start – but Marquez retains he found a good rhythm and remains a serious threat.

MotoGP™ riders talk #BritishGP Practice

Marc Marquez, P5: “The crash I had at the beginning of FP2 changed our plans for the session a bit. It was my fault, as after seeing the sun here at Silverstone, I went out with a bit too much confidence on cold tyres. So after that, I had to use my second bike, which had a completely different setup. We tried to find a good base, to adapt to what we had, but I wasn’t completely comfortable and I couldn’t ride well and had another crash when I tried to push harder. The good thing is that even struggling, we were able to find a good rhythm and not be far from the top guys. We already have some ideas for tomorrow to improve our feeling with the front, so we’ll focus on that area besides trying to make a good choice with the tyres.”

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