Repsol Honda Team rider finished the third day of test in Malaysia in second place. Marc Marquez completed a productive day of testing that was mainly focused on the RC213V’s latest engine configuration, the chassis and the Michelin tyres.
Marc Marquez improved his setup and pace. He completed 85 laps (more than any other rider), and his time of 1’59.506” on lap 18 was the second-fastest (third in the combined standings), just 0.138” off the top.
The Repsol Honda rider will now fly to Jakarta, Indonesia, for the official Team Launch on Friday 3 February.
Marc Márquez: “I’m much happier with my position, even if the rhythm is really more important. We did a lot of laps, aiming to do as much work as possible, and indeed we did a good job; we completed much of our work schedule, though not everything. We need to make further improvements in some areas where I’m not yet totally comfortable, but even so, I’m happy that we got better and better over the three days, which is the most important thing. We again worked a lot on the electronics and also on the bike setup. In the last hour I did a mini-long run of 11 laps, sacrificing the time-attack a bit, but for us it was more important to work on the pace. I’m generally very happy with how the three days went”.