18 - 05 - 2012
Marc Marquez positive training at Le Mans
The pilot CatalunyaCaixa, fifth in the combined, complete a successful first day at the Grand Prix of FranceThe rider Marc Marquez CatalunyaCaixa started today in Le Mans to work with the configuration of your Suter of the race next Sunday. After a very consistent start, which then were really fast lap times, that of Cervera, at the controls of his Suter, has completed a total of 39 laps finishing in fifth place in which was the first day of the Great Prix â€‹â€‹de France 2012.
The morning session, marked by cold conditions (19 ° C in the asphalt) has seen times pilots Moto2 progressively downgraded records. The CatalunyaCaixa, very consistent, completed 19 laps of the track with a best time of 1'38 .727, which led it to conclude the session in third place.
In the second practice session, with a superior asphalt temperature (24 ° C), Marquez has improved its record in the morning, stopping the clock at 1'38 .486. His best time in Moto2 at Le Mans, as exceeds that achieved last year (1'38 .533, Race). Five minutes from the end of the session, it started to rain in some areas of the track, thus hindering the closing laps CatalunyaCaixa pilot and other pilots in the intermediate category.
Tomorrow, Marquez and his team will continue with their work on the third free practice session (11.10 hours) and later in qualifying (15.10 h).
Marc Marquez CatalunyaCaixa pilot, 5th-placed time: 1'38 .486, 39 laps:
"I have been pleased with how today's practice. We shot with the intention of finding a good set-up with the bike while maintaining a good pace throughout the day. So far we have always worked under the same method and we're getting good results so I do not see why we should change it. In the category drivers are very fast that which you get careless, then you are in fifteenth position, so we must continue to maintain the same level of concentration. There are many drivers who can become rivals. We must be very attentive to what will happen in every Grand Prix since there is strong competition. Luthi is a pilot who is very strong and we must always bear in mind, neglect or Redding Iannone pilots who are also very fast. Tomorrow we still have room for improvement, especially in the geometry of the bike but we should also pay special attention to the tires. "