MotoGP, Marc Marquez is third but not satisfied

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A return to the upper echelons of MotoGP, but much work still to be done.

Marc Marquez finished third on Friday in Sepang, thanks to the combined times of the first and second free practice sessions of the Malaysian Grand Prix. But Honda’s Catalan admitted to ‘Sky Sports’ that there is still much work to be done: “I’m happy to be in the top three, but the feeling for the moment is not very good. We used the soft tire in the morning, because here you never know if it’s raining or not. You always have to be in the top 10, and our strategy worked out well. However, I think the weather will make it tomorrow, weather permitting.”

“In both dry and wet conditions the feeling was not optimal. I rode well, but the time was not coming. We’ll see what happens, more or less I know where I lose the most but we still have to work,” Marquez added.

The Catalan also admitted that the rain in Sepang also helped him in his confrontation with colleagues in reference to his difficulties from a physical point of view. “These conditions have helped me,” Marquez explained, “since this track always tests you. And it applies to everyone. In the wet, fortunately for me, you have to push less. I didn’t use the slicks, because I knew they wouldn’t allow me to go better than in the morning anyway. The time to risk will come, for now in these conditions it was a gamble. And so I decided to stay in the pits.”

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