Álex Márquez builds confidence on day two in Qatar

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Alex Marquez

Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS riders Álex Márquez and Franco Morbidelli are primed for top ten performances in qualifying after strong performances in free practice at the Losail International Circuit.

Marquez and Morbidelli were separated by just 0.2s following the completion of the three free practice sessions for the Qatar Grand Prix.

On combined rankings Marquez (11th) and Morbidelli (10th) are both within 0.7s of the fastest time.

The closeness of the times has set the scene for a highly competitive qualifying session tomorrow when the first Moto2 pole position of the 2016 season will be up for grabs.

Marquez was focused on improving consistency for the race in the final free practice session and despite being slowed by a chatter issue in his final run on a new tyre, the Spanish rider was a strong 10th in FP3 and 11th overall ahead of Saturday qualifying.

Álex Márquez: 10th – 2’00.032
“I felt really good at the start of the session and we made a good step with tyres and race set-up. But in my second long run we made some changes and had some chatter and then on my final exit on a new tyre it was a little worse so we need to understand that issue. But I’m confident of doing a really good job in qualifying if we go back and work from our base set-up.”

Source – Team Estrella Galicia

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