Marc Márquez today took part in day one of the Official Test at Jerez –the last run out of the 2012 preseason. Last year’s runner-up in the Moto2 class was sharing track time with rivals from the category for the first time this year, but looked very comfortable on his Suter bike and clocked the fifth best time of the day: 1’43.080. After positive first impressions at Albacete ten days ago, Marc Márquez was back in action in the south of Spain. The Moto2 class was on track with the Moto3 riders on a sunny day at Jerez, whilst the temperature was pleasantly warm upon the 10:30am start. Márquez was third fastest in the morning session.

After lunch, with the track reserved for the Moto2 riders, the Spaniard continued to pick up pace and confidence onboard his machine. Lap-by-lap he grew in confidence. The Repsol Rider will continue testing on Tuesday and Wednesday, putting the final touches to his preparations for the season opener in Qatar on April 8th.