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MotoGP Malaysia: Marquez fastest despite gastroenteritis

"After the session and the effort I put in, I began feeling worse" - Marc Marquez.
World champion Marc Marquez set the pace on a damp opening day at the Malaysian MotoGP, despite missing the afternoon session.'

The Repsol Honda star led a patchy FP1 session by 0.268s from Suzuki's Maverick Vinales before the weather took a turn for the worse in the form of a heavy rain storm.

That prompted the Spaniard, battling gastroenteritis for the past two days and already weakened by riding in FP1, to sit out the slower afternoon session, in which the track surface gradually dried after rainfall at midday.

"In the morning I didn't feel very well, I've had gastroenteritis for the last two days - but I was able to go out and ride even though I was not at 100%," Marquez said. "After the session and the effort I put in, I began feeling worse, because gastroenteritis also dehydrates you.

"Looking at the track conditions, we decided not to go out. Tomorrow we'll try to improve and I think it has been good for me not go out there, and to instead save myself for Saturday and especially Sunday."

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October 28, 2016 2:29 PM

I am a fan of any rider that participates but never once have I had a reason to dislike marquez. Starting from the the very first race he has shown immense talent and incredible abilities on a MotoGP bike which have blown my mind and many others. I truly enjoying watching what he does as it is just purely exhilarating. The other riders are amazing in their own right but Marquez is something special.


October 28, 2016 12:48 PM

Luvnit Well after last years antics regardless of who's fault it was it was Rossi who purposely held Marquez up at the side of the track... After watching Philip Island again last year I still can't see how it was Marquez who halted Rossi. If anything it was Iannone....he was the one who duffed up Rossi multiple times and when Rossi got past him in the corners Iannone was back infront on the straight. And with Rossi only ever block passing it held them both up further still.

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