MotoGP Malaysian GP practice results

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Álex Márquez sets best time on first day in Sepang, ahead of Jorge Martín and Jack Miller.

MotoGP Malaysian GP practice results

The Malaysian Grand Prix began with Álex Márquez achieving the best time of Friday, thanks to a great end to the day in which he usurped Jorge Martín – who had topped P1. Behind them, Jack Miller was third on his KTM, followed by his teammate, Brad Binder.

Completing the Top 10 that will go straight into Q2 were Maverick Viñales, Luca Marini, Fabio Quartararo, Pecco Bagnaia, Marco Bezzecchi and Johann Zarco.

Marc Márquez and Joan Mir place fifteenth and sixteenth, respectively

Friday was a difficult day for the Repsol Honda riders at the Sepang International Circuit. Marc Márquez, who was seventeenth in P1, was able to improve in the second session of the day. Despite some scares, he managed to move up into the Top 10 late on, but he was finally relegated to fifteenth.

Joan Mir also made gradual progress. He was nineteenth in P1 and in Practice he finished one tenth behind his teammate, in sixteenth place.

Saturday sees a final session before qualifying and the sprint race, which will take place at 15:00 local time.

Malaysian GP Practice Results

1. Álex MárquezDUCATI1:57.823
2. Jorge MartínDUCATI+0.174
3. Jack MillerKTM+0.409
4. Brad BinderKTM+0.484
5. Maverick ViñalesAPRILIA+0.489
6. Luca MariniDUCATI+0.511
7. Fabio QuartararoYAMAHA+0.576
8. Pecco BagnaiaDUCATI+0.597
9. Marco BezzecchiDUCATI+0.627
10. Johann ZarcoDUCATI+0.664
15. Marc MárquezREPSOL HONDA+0.965
16. Joan MirREPSOL HONDA+1.079


Marc Márquez

“At some tracks we have the one lap speed and not the pace, but here it is the opposite, and our pace is quite good, but the one lap speed is not there. It was a day that we were expecting, so it is not a big surprise. I started both sessions well but couldn’t find that extra bit when we switched to the time attack. Qualifying will be very important, with two races starts this year, so I will keep giving my 100% to see what’s possible in Q1.”

Joan Mir

“It’s a pretty similar Friday to what we have had throughout the year honestly. It’s difficult to make big steps here, the grip changed a lot here over the course of the day and I felt pretty good with the second and third tyres we used in the afternoon. Tomorrow we will keep trying to improve and giving our all, hopefully we can be close to the spots moving into Q2. It will be important to see what the weather does as well.”

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