Marc Marquez may have to remain patient before riding a factory Honda MotoGP bike for the first time with wet weather disrupting the Valencia test. The new Moto2 champion will race for Repsol Honda next season and is testing for his new squad at the Ricardo Tormo circuit but horrible weather conditions kept him in the garage today and threaten to do so tomorrow.
Despite the lack of action, Marquez did still feel there were things to learn about his new motorcycle and hopes to get the chance to try it out tomorrow.
“I have this fantastic bike here but unfortunately the weather isn’t very good! It’s better to be patient and wait as it’s important to test the bike in the best conditions possible. I spent some time with the team this morning and I learnt many things but I still have a lot to learn. I know the power will be very different and also the electronic controls, also the carbon brakes and tyres will be something I need to adapt to, but step by step we will learn. I’m really excited to get started but we agree that it’s best to test the bike in the dry for the first time, I just hope the weather will improve tomorrow!”
Teammate Dani Pedrosa also stayed dry in the garage and with Repsol Honda choosing to stay at Valencia, unlike Yamaha, Dani is praying for drier conditions on Wednesday.
“Unfortunately the weather has been pretty bad all weekend and continued today. Let’s hope it will brighten up tomorrow and at least stay dry so that we can test the new 2013 prototype machine”.