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Márquez fastest for Repsol Honda Team on day one in Sepang

Márquez fastest for Repsol Honda Team on day one in Sepang

Focusing on quality rather than quantity, Marc Marquez quickly got back up to speed at the Sepang Test with the fastest time of the day.

With a dry start to proceedings at the Sepang International Circuit, the Repsol Honda Team were eager to get underway and Marc Márquez soon entered the track. Over the winter, a number of new parts and modifications have been made to the RC213V to ensure it will once again be challenging for the MotoGP World Championship. The conditions gave Márquez a chance to understand both the 2019 Honda RC213V and the condition of his left shoulder.

Despite only riding until just before 14:00 Local Time, Márquez was able to set a 1’59.621 and move to the top of the time sheets. By ending early, Márquez was able to undergo further physiotherapy on his shoulder and rest ahead of Day 2. Finally, Márquez concluded the day as the fastest rider, 0.259s ahead of second placed Rins.