“If the race was tomorrow”: Dovi & Marquez split by 0.043

Nevertheless, the rider from Cervera is happy with his first day, despite a highside crash from which he escaped unharmed. “I’m happy with how it went, apart from the crash,” continued Marquez. “It’s always good to get off to a good start on the flyaways. With the crash, I was riding well and finding the lines until we put on the new tyre for the last run, then I lost the feeling a bit.” For Turn 4 – the scene of the incident – and similar points on track, the number 93 says there is work to be done on the electronics, to be “safer” and avoid a repeat on Sunday.