Grand Prix 0 for Rins and Márquez in Jerez
The Repsol riders have started today the final official pre-season test, which will last until Thursday, with Rins setting the second fastest time and fellow ninth.Álex Rins and Álex Márquez are from today until next Thursday, making the final pre-season test before the World Cup. These workouts mean the countdown that will lead to the start of the first Grand Prix of the year, on April 7 in Qatar. The Repsol riders have started this afternoon at the Circuit de Jerez four day test where Rins again has ranked among the fastest, finally second, and Marquez has returned to film in the top ten best-ninth. The sun and good temperatures have received the rookie of the year last season in the small category and teammate, Moto3 Champion of Spain in 2012, offering excellent conditions for final preparations ahead of the first test season in three weeks in Qatar. In the first hour of track, which have enjoyed exclusively without sharing it with the Moto2 riders, Alex Rins has again shown its best side, setting the fastest time after 19 laps with a time of 1 minute, 48 seconds and 15 milliseconds . Ninth in the timesheets over Álex Márquez, who after 20 laps has fallen to 1 second and 968 thousandths of a teammate. After a time you only have rolled Moto2 riders, at 15:40 hours Rins and Marquez have returned to court to continue testing the configuration of your KTM for this season. The Barcelona with the number 42 on his fairing has dropped more than half a second your records and has come to be among the fastest in the category. Rins finished the day in second place on the timesheets, to 252 thousandths of Jonas Folger, who has been the fastest. On the other side of the box and the 12 in its fairing, Álex Márquez has improved his times nearly two seconds of the first session, closing the day with a time of 1 minute, 48 seconds and 182 milliseconds, in the ninth position timesheets. Tomorrow will be the second day of the official Jerez test, which ends Thursday at noon.
Álex Rins >> Audio >> Audio (cat) 1:47.401, 49 laps, 217 km. "We are working very well. Jerez KTM has brought several things to try. One of them we used today and has not gone as well as we expected. In the morning we have put themselves first, with a good pace, and in the afternoon we have improved. This is what counts, have a good pace and be among the fastest. To give rain forecast tomorrow, but we will continue rolling because we still have things to prove. "
Álex Márquez >> Audio >> Audio (cat) 1:48.182, 48 laps, 212 km. "Today has been with us over time, has done a very good day. From the beginning of the day we started working very well with the team and have tried many things during the day. Every time I go to court I feel more comfortable and I am very happy because I think in the afternoon we made a step forward. We finished a second faster and that to me is very important. We'll see if time preserves the remaining training days and if we can improve even more, to get to Qatar with the best preparation possible. "