2016 MotoGP champion, Marc Marquez spent the second day of the final pre season test at the Losail Circuit in Qatar working on the general race setup of his newly launched Honda RC213V.
The Spanish rider took to the track at 5:30 p.m. and managed to complete a five-lap run before a brief drizzle halted the action for nearly half an hour.
Back on track when the skies cleared up, the Repsol Honda rider posted the sixth-fastest time of the session with a 1’55.196 on lap 10 of 50, improving on his personal best from Friday by 0.703.
“The impression is much better that yesterday. Today I’m quite happy, as we worked really well and made the correct steps. We were missing something during the day but in the last run we found something interesting for tomorrow. We’ll try to keep working in this way, which I believe is the right one," he said.
" At the moment our rhythm isn’t bad, but we need to do better. This track isn’t one of the best for us, but we still have another day and we’ll try to make the best of it, working especially on the electronics side. The base isn’t bad; today we tried something that didn’t give the results we were hoping for, but we’ve planned something for tomorrow that we hope will allow us to improve.”