MADRID, 22 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Spanish MotoGP rider Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) celebrated finishing Friday as the fastest although he acknowledged that the Portuguese Grand Prix is still unknown, with the rain in free practice and also scheduled for Saturday, so it will be ” hard to know what works” in the race if it’s dry.
“I am happy because we have had a solid training session. I have gone out and I have felt good, even rolling with the used tires this morning. There was a lot of water this afternoon, so we did not want to risk much,” he said in statements provided by his team.
The one from Cervera was at the top of the combined times of the two rounds with his first session, satisfied despite the fact that he verified in Portimao that he needs more adaptation to the bike. “Tomorrow we will have to continue with this tune. Yes, it is true that in these conditions we cannot have much information, but it is always good to be in front”, he pointed out.
“This year’s bike makes me ride in a different way, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fast. Of course, I need to adapt a little more to be able to ride naturally, be more consistent and put less stress on the physical,” he added.
Márquez referred to the likely option that the race will be dry, after two days on a wet track. “If Sunday runs in the dry it will be difficult to know which tires and which set-up will work best since rain is also forecast for tomorrow,” he concluded.