In the second day of testing in Malaysia, the weather has finally turned and been kind to rookie Marc MÃ¡rquez. Although the track was still slightly wet this morning, by 11.30am it was drying out quickly and the Spanish rider was able to complete a full day of testing aboard his Honda RC213V MotoGP machine.
Marc spent the day trying various set ups and also tested the 2013 prototype which teammate Dani Pedrosa already experienced in Valencia. He completed 60 laps with a best time of 2’01.355. The team will return on track tomorrow for the final day of testing.
2:01.355, 60 laps, 333 km.
“Today we finally had dry conditions for the whole day! In the morning the track was a little wet still from yesterday but it dried up pretty quickly and we were able to go out on track at around 11.30am and make use of the entire day. In the first exit we improved our time from yesterday which is definitely a positive. Then we tried some new set ups and I started to understand the bike better and my confidence began to grow.
I also tried the 2013 prototype today which felt good, but it’s more important that I take my time to learn the MotoGP bike and adapt my riding style to suit these bigger machines. It’s been a great day and I hope the weather remains dry for tomorrow so we can cover more laps and continue to learn.”