Marc Marquez topped the times in the afternoon’s wet session and the Spanish rookie looked exceptionally comfortable on his Repsol Honda.
He was however caught out by the conditions on a few occasions, including running off track midway through the 45 minute session. Afterwards the reigning Moto2 world champion commented to the media that he was pleased with his bike during both practice sessions in wet and dry conditions:
“I feel quite good in the dry conditions,” said the rookie. “It was quite difficult here though with the fast direction changes but from the beginning I felt quite good and in the dry we have a good base setting. In the wet conditions I felt good from the beginning but we will have to see what the weather is like tomorrow. From the start we found that the base setting is working well.”
When asked about the conditions in the afternoon session Marquez admitted that he struggled at the start of the session because he was too aggressive with the bike but as the session proceeded he relaxed and was much more comfortable.
“In wet conditions it was quite difficult because the bike slides more at some corners than others so you needed to remember where that happens. You need to be smooth on the bike, especially when there was more water. In the beginning I was too aggressive and had too much movement on the rear [in faster corners].”