With the forecast looking bleak, Marc Márquez was among the first riders on track in Jerez as the final day of 2019 commenced. A early in the day 1’37.820 immediately had the World Champion atop the day’s timing table and second overall. More track time would have been welcomed as there is always more to test, but Marc and team are content with what has been accomplished since the flag dropped in the Valencia race.
Likewise, Álex Márquez was left wishing for better track conditions in order to improve his feeling on the RC213V. A best time of 1’39.224, set on the morning of the second day, leaves the 23-year-old as the fastest rookie of the test. The reigning Moto2 World Champion will now begin an intense off season to prepare himself for his debut in the premier class when the lights go out in Qatar.
Marc Márquez will now travel to Barcelona for an operation on his right shoulder at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus of Quironsalud Group on Wednesday, November 27. The Repsol Honda Team rider has elected to have the operation as a preventative measure after medical consultation. The operation will be similar to the one performed on his left shoulder at the end of 2018.
The Repsol Honda Team will be back on track for the Sepang Test, February 07 to 09.
“These two days were very positive for us, working with the 2020 items we have.”
“I’m happy with this second day of testing even if there’s still a lot of work to do.”