Márquez and Rins finished the pre-season with good results
The riders closed the last test in Jerez with the second and tenth fastest time, after a season of intense development of their bikes with HRC.Good note to Álex Rins and Álex Márquez at the end of the last preseason workouts just before starting the first race of the year next week at the Losail Circuit in Qatar - . Emilio Alzamora 's pupils have continued to make progress during the three days of testing at the Jerez circuit , to complete the final test in Jerez with the second fastest time set by Marquez and the tenth - eleventh Rins on the combined three days . On this last day in Jerez, the Repsol riders of small displacement have continued taking steps forward and the Andalusian track , today has been a dominant Álex Márquez. Author of the best time in the second session , 1 minute, 46 seconds and 359 thousandths, has fallen to only 33 thousandths of Jack Miller. Alex Rins has also confirmed his progress with a time of 1 minute, 46 seconds and 694 milliseconds, 3/10 Australian . With these training sessions , ending on time for both Rins as Pronatura and Marquez already have their bikes ready to face the Qatar Grand Prix at full capacity within seven days. Álex Rins >> Audio ( cast) / / Audio (cat ) 1:46:694 , 61 laps , 270 km. "We have taken a step forward yesterday and we have found a first baseman in the set-up , but still lacking. Perhaps this preseason has been the hardest for me , because of the injury and the new bike. We have taken many turns and has cost me more than other years, but more work is ahead of Qatar. What we have advanced today will help us throughout the World . It was the day we have more advantage and I could see where the limit was . We have analyzed what went well and what did not work as expected, and we have tried to improve on all the first part of the curve , where more time lost. We did it , but maybe I have missed one more day to make a better time. " Álex Márquez >> Audio ( cast) / / Audio (cat ) 1:46.359 , 74 laps , 327 km. " At the end of yesterday and found our way we had to go and what we had to work on the last batch . Today I left motivated and convinced that we could improve on the aspects that were costing me . We have been consistent and that is most important , rather than make a return. I think we are ready to Qatar , there is still to keep working, but arrived in good condition. It has been a difficult season , evolving a new bike , always with the support of Honda. They have not failed to bring new parts, which have allowed us to improve and , in the end, this last day has been very positive . We arrived in Qatar very motivated and eager to do well. "