Marc Márquez attends to what interests him. If a council is good for him, he assumes it. As when they explained to him that he could not go around as many times as he would like in the first pre-season test, held since Tuesday and during three days in Sepang (Malaysia), that his shoulder, that It was operated at the beginning of December, still not for so much stress. "If it gets inflamed today, I can not shoot the other two days," he says. If your opinion, on the other hand, differs from the rest, listen, but do not get stuck. Like when they tried to put him in the head that did not worry more than to get in shape to the first race of the year, on March 10 in Qatar. "In my environment, only Qatar was spoken, but I wanted to get to Malaysia well. This is a very important test, the training depends on the season a lot. You work and you get up every day because you have a goal. I wanted to get here to the point, I had marked this date, "he confesses to get off the bike.
He did it before time, yes. He used the track for about four hours, much less than his rivals; and it went 29 laps, half compared to most. Even so, he took the best time of the day. In his 26th lap he stopped the clock in 1m, 59'621s, three tenths faster than Alex Rins (Suzuki), second placed; Maverick Viñales (Yamaha) was third at a distance from the champion. "The one I got on the bike made me happy, it was an injection of adrenaline in my body, I had more energy than usual, but … although the people around me thought it would be worse, I thought I was better physically. I have always been very positive, but when I came out I saw that I did not, that I still have a lot of work to do. There are muscles that are not yet 100% activated, "he said.
The world champion feels good with his new bike. "When I tried the first version in Valencia and in Jerez [en noviembre] I found that he had taken a step forward. Here, with the evolution we have for 2019, has been going out and pum, a little better, "he conceded. The Honda continues to have negative points, he assumes, but it is working well. Márquez is doing it, even with his difficulties, and also the test team he has in Stefan Bradl (he was eighth, half a second behind the Spaniard) to the occasional substitute of Jorge Lorenzo, out of recovery, recovering as he is from a fracture in the scaphoid .
With the Ducati still getting ready – "They can go much faster than they have been", said Márquez and with Andrea Dovizioso eighth to more than half a second from Honda, the step forward was given by the Yamaha, plunged into a sports crisis and results in the last two years. With the good time of Viñales and the sixth place of Valentino Rossi (to four tenths of the first), the M1 starts with better foot the season 2019. In part because the house of the tuning forks already has clear in what evolution of motor to work starting From now.
"We are happy. This first day went well and it seems that with used tires, which was our weak point, we are doing well. But there is still a lot of work to be done, "explained the Italian driver, also happy about the accumulation of news and changes at the Japanese factory. "We talk a lot with the engineers and the atmosphere is good, that shows. We agree on what needs to be done, but then we have to solve it, "he concluded. The last course Yamaha overcame the worst winless streak in its history: 24 great prizes, until Viñales won in Australia. But the crisis will not be closed until a certain regularity is imposed.