Alex Márquez is ready to get the 2016 Moto2 season underway, after a positive three-day test at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.
Qatar test provided to Alex Márquez an ideal opportunity to work on refining the set up of his Kalex Moto2 machines ahead of the opening race of the season, which gets underway with two free practice sessions for the intermediate class on Thursday 17th March.
Márquez used the Qatar test to continue the work on suspension settings he started during the previous test in Jerez. The 19-year-old Spaniard managed to improve his feeling with the bike over the course of the three days, before posting his fastest lap in today’s final session to finish in ninth position and less than a second off the fastest time.
Álex Márquez: “The three days here in Qatar have been really positive for me. We’ve done a lot of work and we made a step forward each day, ending with my fastest lap of the test in the final session today. I have a good feeling with the bike and the rhythm was also good, but we still have some work to do to find that last little bit we’re missing. There was a little bit of pain from the wrist here, but I expect it to be much better when we return here for the race. I feel comfortable, I feel relaxed and I can’t wait to get the 2016 season started now.”