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Marquez wraps up impressive test

Marquez added that the simulation also taught him that any set-up issues get magnified the longer you ride, since you have less strength to fight with the bike.

“MotoGP is quite difficult. Okay one lap maybe you can do, but the most difficult is to be constant,” he confirmed.

So far, Marquez has been trying to adapt himself to the bike, but may move on to more technical changes when MotoGP returns for the second Sepang test at the end of this month.

“At the moment I am riding the standard 2013 bike, like November and I'm just trying to adapt my riding style to the bike,” he said. “At the next test we will maybe try to adapt the bike to my riding style.

“I'm very happy because every day I feel better with the bike and this is most important. Every day I am more consistent and every day I try some new things and the information I give to the team they tell me is correct.

“Step-by-step I'm starting to understand MotoGP but there are still a lot of days left in the pre-season so I hope to continue learning like this.”

Marquez had finished one-second from the top during his previous official test, at Valencia last November.

Marquez race simulation:
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NiklasUK

February 07, 2013 4:22 PM

Very solid consistency bar crash injury this kid is in with a shot of the title, he's only going to get faster. I can see a few crashes coming his way - its part of a rapid learning process, see Jorge in his first year. Be nice to see some fresh blood mixing it with the old guard.



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