After securing the 2016 MotoGP crown, Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez has his sights set on the 2017 title, and tomorrow, February third, the Spaniard will take the covers off the new bike he is hoping will carry him to glory by the end of the season.
Marquez will be joined by teammate Dani Pedrosa in Jakarta, Indonesia, for the official Team Launch.
This follows three successful days of testing for the two riders at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia where Marquez was second in the overall combined times for the week.
“I'm much happier with my position today, even if the rhythm is really more important,” he said. “We did a lot of laps, aiming to do as much work as possible, and indeed we did a good job; we completed much of our work schedule, though not everything. We need to make further improvements in some areas where I'm not yet totally comfortable, but even so, I'm happy that we got better and better over the three days, which is the most important thing.”
“Today we again worked a lot on the electronics and also on the bike setup. In the last hour I did a mini-long run of 11 laps, sacrificing the time-attack a bit, but for us it was more important to work on the pace. I'm generally very happy with how the three days went.”