Marc Marquez quickly adapted

Marc Marquez quickly adapted

While his contract with Honda ended with the year 2023, Marc Marquez was able to make his first comments on the Ducati he will ride this season. The Spanish driver assured that his adaptation to the Italian machine went faster than expected.

The new life of Marc Marquez began with the year 2024. After eleven seasons within the official Honda team, the six-time MotoGP world champion officially joined his brother Alex at Gresini on January 1st. Forced into silence by his contractual obligations with the Hamamatsu firm, the native of Cervera was unable to give his impressions after having made his first laps on the handlebars of a Ducati on November 28, in the wake of the final round of the 2023 season.

This is in an interview given to DAZN and broadcast only this Monday that Marc Marquez spoke at length about this contact. “ I was able to adapt to the bike much faster than expectedhe said. I very quickly felt very good, with very good sensations. The timer came without looking for it in an exaggerated way. » Nevertheless, the Spanish rider admits that “the Ducati is a different bike from the Honda, with a different style” but, above all, that there are “a lot of riders who go fast on this bike”.

Mr. Marquez: “I still have a lot to understand”

If he does not hide his satisfaction after this first contact, Marc Marquez concedes that there is still work to be done to extract the full potential of his equipment, without this only concerning his driving. “ The speed is there, but I still have a lot to understand. Not so much to go faster, but to be more consistent, assures the Spaniard before specifying that the change of environment is just as important as the change of motorcycle. And especially in terms of communication with the team. I worked with a group for eleven years. NOW, it’s a new group, but this family welcomed me very well and it’s always pleasant. »

While the Gresini team will present its 2024 program with great fanfare from January 20, which will be the first opportunity for Marc Marquez to officially wear his new colors, preparation for the season will begin in earnest at the beginning of February with three days of testing at Sepang before a final test gallop in Qatar a few weeks before the first round of the championship, from March 8 to 10.

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