Álex Márquez upbeat after solid start at AragonGP
LCR Honda CASTROL rider Álex Márquez hit the ground running as free practice for the Grand Prix of Aragon got underway on Friday. The Spaniard finished on the podium at MotorLand Aragon last season and showed encouraging signs again this time around as he enjoyed a productive opening day in north-east Spain.
In an FP1 session dominated by Honda machinery, Álex produced his best free practice result of the 2021 campaign as he took fourth spot with a late charge. Lap times improved across the board as track conditions got easier in FP2 and, although he had to settle for 13th overall, the LCR man was less than two tenths outside the top 10.
Álex Márquez – 14th, (1’48.314): “In the morning it was great and I was feeling quite good on the bike, and also in the afternoon. Today the most important thing for us was to try all the tyre options and also to see which set-up we should try to keep working with. So, we are quite clear on all those things and did a good job, just with the soft tyre at the end of FP2 I wasn’t able to push as I wanted, but despite that I’m happy and it’s a positive day. I feel great on the track, tomorrow I need to polish a lot of things and improve, but I’m feeling great on the bike, enjoying it and the most important thing is we keep working like this.”