Álex Márquez hoping for good race conditions in Assen tomorrow

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Álex Márquez will start tomorrow’s 24-lap race, which marks the 86th running of the world renowned Dutch TT, from 13th position on the grid.

Márquez quickly found the fast pace that placed him fourth on the timesheets yesterday and a time of 1.39.337 put him immediately in contention for the top 10.

The Spaniard was the first rider to switch to slick tyres in a session that commenced on a rapidly drying surface after rain had fallen during the earlier Moto3 and MotoGP sessions.

The 20-year-old was confident he could fight for a place inside the top six but was thwarted when the rain intervened again shortly after the halfway stage.

Álex Márquez: 13th – 1’39.337
“The conditions were very difficult in qualifying but I still think our strategy was the perfect one. We started with slick tyres and on the lap I tried to improve I almost had a big high-side coming out of turn nine. Soon after that the rain returned and it leaves me in 13th position, which I definitely don’t think truly reflects our true potential this weekend. We have been strong in practice and now I hope the conditions are good tomorrow for the fans and for the show.”

Source – Team Estrella Galicia

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