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Marquez: “There is plenty of room for improvement”

Marquez: “There is plenty of room for improvement”

Marc Marquez ended the two-day test at Valencia on top of the timesheets but admits there is still work to do.

Repsol Honda’s Marquez spent Wednesday working on the new Magneti Marelli electronics software as he set a 1’31.060 to finish the test on top of the timesheets. The Spaniard completed 42 laps on Wednesday and got to try out the 2016 Honda engine, although conclusions were hard to draw due to the new electronics making comparisons with last year’s power plant harder.

The two-time MotoGP™ World Champion left Valencia feeling positive, but knowing there is still work to do.

Marc Marquez: “The times and the standings at this test are not important, because we have seen that there is plenty of room for improvement. I think we all have a lot of work ahead of us with the new electronics, because it is very different to what we had before. Today we spent the whole day analysing the new Magneti Marelli software. The area we must improve the most is exiting corners, rather than engine braking and the anti-wheelie which I didn’t feel was much different - although we are still using a very basic setup. We are trying out many things and the problem is that it is a very slow process to find a good base. After each five-lap stint, you spend a lot of time in the garage waiting to go back out. We also tried the new engine, although there are still many things to setup and we have to first focus on the electronics before studying that properly.”

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