Álex Márquez completed the first Free Practice sessions at Jerez among the Top 15, with a best time of 1:37.957, just 0.894 off the top spot.
In FP2, with higher track and ambient temperatures, most riders were not able to improve their lap times.
Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Márquez, is also at Andalusian track after his surgery onTuesday, and after resting today he will be back on his MotoGP bike on Saturday.
Marc Márquez is already in Jerez after his surgery
Andalucía GP 2020 – FP2 – Riders statements
One objective. “Yesterday I arrived at the circuit after the operation in Barcelona and passed the medical test in the afternoon. It means I can ride, and after discussing with Honda we decided to start directly on Saturday. I have slept quite well, I am obviously in some pain, but we have had physiotherapy sessions with my physio that have been quite good for me. With the team we have set ourselves only one objective, which is to see our feelings tomorrow in FP3. Let’s see how the arm is and from there we will decide our next objective. Thanks to everyone for their support, these have been hard days but with the support of HRC, the Repsol Honda Team, all the sponsors and fans who love the sport just as I do, it seems easier.”
Tomorrow will be an important day “It will be interesting to see how much we can improve this weekend, already this weekend we have been able to make a step especially in the hotter conditions of the afternoon. I’m 100% sure tomorrow we can make another step as we have found a set up change for hot conditions which helped us. Tomorrow will be an important day for us, going directly to Q2 will need a low 37 and our target is to be as close to Q2 as possible. We’re working on our one lap pace to try and achieve this.”