Work done for Rins and Márquez
The Repsol riders closed the preseason head rolling on time and complete the final day in Jerez marking the second and third fastest respectively.
With two weeks to kick off the World Motorcycling Championship 2013, Álex Rins and Álex Márquez completed the preseason with four profitable day test at Jerez. It was the last test of the season, which ended with the Repsol riders in second and third place in the timesheets today. With only two rounds to one hour ahead and good weather and high temperatures from ten in the morning, Rins and Marquez have to roll out shortly after opening track access to Cadiz. Tweaking increasingly tuning his KTM, both have beaten their best times of the four days, stopping the clock Rins in 1 minute, 46 seconds and 610 thousandths and Marquez in 1 minute, 46 seconds and 986 thousandths. Álex Márquez suffered a slight fall at turn 11 during the morning that has not prevented him pursuing this last day of testing. With the homework done and completed tests, Rins and Marquez have closed four days in Jerez in third and fourth respectively, a classification that has left Luis Salom and Maverick Viñales in the first and second place. The real action starts in exactly two weeks in Qatar, with the first free practice for the opening round of the World Cup 2013. Álex Rins >> Audio >> Audio (cat) 1:46.610, 32 laps, 142 km. "The truth is that I'm very happy to Jerez. We have improved our time and get more pace, both with new and used tires. Though Salom has tight end on the last lap and managed to make a better time, we're happy with the homework done ahead of the first race. We lacked, perhaps, to make a long run to see how the bike responds without grip but overall, I think we are quite ready and eager to forward to the first Grand Prix in Qatar. " Álex Márquez >> Audio >> Audio (cat) 1:46.986, 22 laps, 97 km. "When we started the season we found a new bike for us, but little by little we have adapted and we have taken steps forward. Former test that we did was great, but we really wanted these workouts and every day we made progress. latter day went pretty well, I have a good feeling with the bike and I think we prepared to Qatar. This season I have to do is work the most and try to be ahead whenever possible. I have no pressure , but I'd make a podium this year, why not? "