Marc Marquez takes second on Motegi grid
MotoGP World Championship leader Marc Marquez had a positive second day of practice for the Japanese Grand Prix, qualifying in second position on the starting grid for tomorrow’s race.
At a track where he had expected to encounter more difficulties, the Repsol Honda Team rider managed enjoyed good practice sessions –going fastest in the two held today– and set a time of 1:44.134 in qualifying. This put him on the front row of the grid for the first race of the flyaway rounds.
“Getting pole would’ve been the best thing for a Saturday, but I’m happy with second place because this circuit is one at which I had expected to struggle a bit more. As it turns out, we’re doing pretty well and have ridden at a good pace throughout the weekend. This afternoon the first run went well enough, but when I took my second bike out I made a small mistake at turn 11 during the first flying lap. I had a last possibility to try to improve but I saw the yellow flag where Crutchlow had just crashed and I slowed down.”
Source: Repsol Media