Marquez concludes successful Sepang Test as rain returns
Marc Marquez has completed his testing programme in Malaysia, but not before rain arrived to disrupt him and the team once more.
As per yesterday, this morning the Spaniard was delayed going on track due to rain from the night before, he eventually went on track at 11h45. Marc and the team worked hard all day trying various set ups on the RC213V machine, taking important feedback to put them in the best position for the February tests.
They had planned a long run at the end of the day but after just 10 laps of the run, rain arrived to interrupt proceedings once again. Marc completed 41 laps on his final day with a fastest lap time of 2’01.56.
MARC MÁRQUEZ – 2’01.56 – 41 laps
“At the beginning of the day the track was slightly wet from last night’s rain, the same as yesterday morning, so we didn’t go on track until 11.45am. We tested many things today, we knew that some wouldn’t work but it gives us an idea and direction for the testing here in Febraury next year. In the end I am very happy because my lap time was pretty constant and I feel a good rhythm on the bike now. We planned a long run at the end of the day but then the rain arrived again around 4.30pm. Physically, I’m happy – for sure I need to do some work now in the winter to arrive at the next test stronger and fitter but in general I feel good, even on the longer run of 10 laps today, the lap time was consistent and I felt strong. It’s been a good test and I feel we have improved each day, now we must wait a few months until we are back here with everyone else!”.
Source: Repsol Honda Team