Marc Márquez: "Everything has gone far better than I expected"
The rider CatalunyaCaixa, fifth in the combined ranking of the three days, left Jerez with a good feeling after completing more than 700 kilometers
The rider Marc Marquez CatalunyaCaixa today concluded three days of official IRTA held in the Andalusian circuit of Jerez. The test, put an end to a season somewhat atypical for the pilot CX and approach the pilot to the first race of the season to be held on the tarmac Losail Qatar next weekend on April 8. With good taste, despite having lost much of the preseason, which has prevented him to add the same amount of miles than other drivers in its class, the pilot CatalunyaCaixa today go to where it will wait impatiently Cervera the arrival of their first challenge of the season: Qatar.
The pilot followed today CatalunyaCaixa adding miles aboard his Suter, with which tested different technical specifications. Taking advantage of the hot day in Jerez, Cervera has begun its work early. In the morning session has completed 35 laps, setting a best time of 1'42 .430, improving again yesterday and managed to roll under the pole of the last Grand Prix of Spain (Stefan Bradl, 1'42 .706). In the afternoon, the pilot has made CatalunyaCaixa another 18 laps following the training schedule stipulated.
In all, Marc has completed a total of 53 laps during the day today, finishing fifth in the timesheets, as in the combined ranking of the three day test at 0'447 Claudio Corti, pilot who set the fastest time of these workouts. The overall assessment, having completed a total of 160 laps (707.7 miles), has been very positive for CX pilot, who has quickly adapted to the bike and, again, has shown everyone the great potential the pilot hiding.
So, Marc Márquez closes its season and faces, looking forward, the first Grand Prix of the 2012 season.
Marc Marquez CatalunyaCaixa pilot, 53 laps, 1'42 .430:
"The balance is very positive, especially given the situation where we were and where we are now, so I think we must be very happy with the results of these three days. Gradually we have been rediscovering the confidence on the bike because, like it or not, after five months, you lose some. We have begun to test changes in the configuration of the bike and we're getting to the first, they are still slightly ahead. Anyway, everything went much better than I expected. The next challenge is to Qatar, and obviously did not get 100% in terms of kilometers and the Moto2 tests because we have not had time, but be patient and take full advantage of the situation "