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By Repsol Honda Team

Marquez: "The test was good enough..."

Reigning Champion hits the top of the timesheets late in the day

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) left it late to blast to the top of the timesheets in testing, but the reigning Champion took a huge chunk of time on his final, fast run - eventually topping the day by over three tenths on lap 81 of 82. The number 93 says the team didn't test any new parts - focusing on settings and the electronics.

Marquez also did his fastest lap on a front tyre supplied by Michelin for the test, which is the same as one used at Misano last year.

Marc Marquez, P1: "The test today was good enough, though we didn’t test anything new in particular on the bike. We did a lot of laps working a bit on the electronics and on my riding style, aiming to manage the tyres better. What finally made me very happy was the symmetric front tyre Michelin brought here. I immediately felt great again, on the bike and with the front. Actually I did my fastest lap on that tyre, as it was more stable. I was smiling again, at least on this track. Hopefully we can continue on this path with the tyres."

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Rider reactions from the Catalunya MotoGP™ Official test

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