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Marquez: "Today went well enough!"

Another race weekend at COTA, another "Marquez fastest" headline...

There's only been one winner at the Circuit of the Americas since the venue joined the MotoGP™ calendar in 2013, and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) kept his incredible form at the track on Day 1 of the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas as he took to the top of the timesheets late in FP2.

Setting a flier to go almost three tenths clear of Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) in P2, the number 93 made his softer tyres count and moved from an ominous presence in the top three back into first position as he prepares to mount an attack for his fifth win in a row at the track - with some improvements still to be made on Saturday.

Marc Marquez, P1: "Today went well enough and in the second session I started to feel more comfortable on the bike, but there are some areas of the setup where we need to keep working hard, especially to improve the feeling with the front. The positive is that over the course of the day, we were able to complete a lot of work and try all the tyres, even the soft one, to see how the bike reacts. In the afternoon we also took a step forward with the electronics, finding a good enough base, although we also want to sort out some more details there to improve the bike’s behaviour on the bumps. I look forward to tomorrow, to continue the good work on the bike and on myself as well, I also can improve in T4."

Marquez: "I'm happy, but we can improve"