We already commented a few days ago the spectacular style that showed Marc Márquez in the Sepang tests and to show a button. Well, better said, the elbow of his monkey. Even Dani Pedrosa always restrained in his statements said that he was laying down a lot and his times to be his first contact with a Moto GP are very good. But we better go back to the interview that the Repsol press team has given us, where Marc Márquez tells very interesting things.
What balance do you make of these three days of training in Sepang?
“The first training is always special, because you’re always nervous after winter. I felt very good, better than I expected with the bike. With the team we are also integrating all and getting to know each other little by little. I have tried new things and I also had the first crash with the MotoGP. It has not been anything important and little by little we know more about the bike, which is what this preseason is about “.
After these three days of tests on the RC213V, what do you find most difficult and where do you enjoy the most when you are piloting?
“What is even harder for me is braking, always having the same reference and always being constant. And where I enjoy the most – although on the bike you always enjoy it – is above all with power and acceleration. Now that I control it a bit more, I start to have a better time. ”
Do you have many laces?
“The second day I did have a pretty bruised body, but the physiotherapists did a good job. It’s normal to be the first test. ”
Does the motorcycle still take you or do you start to go more relaxed?
“At the moment, it still takes me according to what aspects. In some corners I’m starting to notice that I can play with the body but I still have enough to adapt to the bike. ”
Is it possible to have fun about it?
“Yes, it is possible. In fact, in some sessions I had fun, for example when I began to skid with the used tires and began to understand more the reactions that he transmitted to me. It is a motorcycle that, when you have it by the hand, you have a lot of fun. ”
Is driving this motorcycle awesome?
“The first round you make to the circuit after winter is impressive. Especially when you reach the end of a straight line and raise your head. The air at 300km / h hits a lot. The first day I even had enough laces on my neck. Yes, they run a lot. ”
Have you coincided with a pilot on the track?
“I have coincided with some of the leading riders, to put it in some way, such as Lorenzo, Dani [Pedrosa] and Valentino [Rossi]. We have seen each other but we were not going fast and I have not been able to notice many things “.
Did you expect to be at your level? Does adding pressure get excellent times in these tests?
“I did not expect to be at the level of Dani, Valentino or Lorenzo. But little by little I have been finding good. Now time is the least, because they are trying many things, but yes, it is better to be there than suffering a little further. ”
In two weeks you will have training in Sepang again. What do you have planned for those three days?
“At the moment I think I have not found the limit of the bike. In this test we have tried to be the one who adapts to the bike and for the next we will go with the idea of trying to fit the bike to my riding style “.
Are you beginning to notice the pressure of the queen category?
“Yes, little by little I’m assimilating it. It is clear that not only is there a change within the track, but also outside, medially, at the level of interviews, etc. It gets a bit strange at first. ”
What is spoken more in your box, Spanish, Italian, or English?
“English especially. But in free time, they speak more Italian and some Spanish. What dominates is Italian, but to work we speak in English. ”
Via | Repsol Media services
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