Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez says he changed his strategy for the free practice session at Motorland Aragon, concentrating on doing long runs to get his race setup nailed down.
In this morning’s third free session, Marquez did a total of 22 laps with a massive 13 in the 1’48s bracket during two runs. In the corresponding Misano period, 20 laps were broken into three shorter, less consistent runs and it seems to have paid off with Marquez - and Pedrosa to a lesser degree - a country mile ahead of the opposition.
“This weekend I concentrate a lot on the race distance. We change a little bit the plan of the free practice, I was able to keep a good race pace and that gives me a lot of confidence for tomorrow but the weather looks unstable so will be difficult and interesting to choose the tyre,” said Marquez, speaking at Aragon.
“I feel on the bike everything is a little easier but Dani is also fast so I think it will be a great battle with him. In the qualy, we were in the same situation. On the last lap, I saw Dani was faster, I was playing a little with Andrea and then I tried harder on the last lap.”