Álex Márquez finds fast rhythm in Mugello
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Franco Morbidelli and Álex Márquez made a morale-boosting start in Mugello today when both set competitive lap times inside the top 10 in Moto2 practice.
Inspired by front-end improvements made during a one-day test session earlier this week at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Álex Márquez enjoyed a positive start in Italy.
The Spaniard gained an impressive 2.1s this afternoon to end FP2 in a hugely promising 10th place in a close session that concluded with Márquez just over 0.3s off reigning World Champion Johann Zarco’s best pace.
Álex Márquez: 10th – 1’53.287
“I am really happy with how today went because we worked a lot with used tyres, particularly with the soft option that nobody else did. I need to adapt my style more to suit the hard tyre but I think we have progressed in a good way. More important than my position is the gap to the top, which is only 0.3s and that gives us a lot of optimism for the rest of the weekend. My pace is very good and if we can make a step with the turning of the bike I expect to be even more competitive tomorrow.”
Source – Team Estrella Galicia