Zapping Sports Auto Moto F1 Season Calendar 2024
Of Valence at Sepang, day and night for #93. At the end of last season, two days after the last Grand Prix on Spanish soil, Marc Marquez (Ducati Gresini) showed himself to his advantage during the discovery from Ducati.
“I feel like I’m riding badly because I don’t feel the front of the bike well”
The Spaniard had won the 4th time, two tenths of a second behind the reference time established by his compatriot Maverick Vinales (Aprilia). Above all, the former leader of the official Honda team was the highest ranked of the riders who changed motorcycle brands on this occasion.
Now under contract with GresiniMarc Marquez experienced a much less favorable 2024 baptism, this Tuesday, during the kickoff of the official test pre-season in Sepang (Malaysia). The six-time MotoGP world champion was slowed down by technical problems before returning to the middle of the hierarchy during the afternoon, finishing in 9th position, almost seven tenths of a second behind the leader, Jorge Martin (Ducati Pramac).
Marc Marquez :
“We had a lot of problems today. I didn’t fall, but I had to stop due to technical problems. The team responded well, but in the end we only had an hour left in normal conditions and I started to gain confidence to line up the laps. Despite everything, I feel like I’m riding badly because I don’t feel the front of the bike well. We will see tomorrow if we can progress on this point. I need to understand this bike better.” (official MotoGP website)
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To sum up
Far from the first promising run in Valencia at the end of last year, Marc Marquez (Ducati Gresini) did not have a favorable start to 2024, Tuesday at Sepang, being slowed down by technical problems before concluding the first day of the official test pre-season in 9th position.
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