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Marquez tailored “a lot sooner than anticipated” to Ducati MotoGP bike

The Spaniard, who was under contract with Honda until the end of 2023, was finally allowed to speak about his first experience with the Ducati after the year ended. Marquez finished fourth quickest in the post-season test at Valencia, where he got his first taste of the Desmosedici after having ridden for Honda during his

Marquez tailored “a lot sooner than anticipated” to Ducati MotoGP bike

The Spaniard, who was below contract with Honda till the top of 2023, was lastly allowed to talk about his first expertise with the Ducati after the yr ended.

Marquez completed fourth quickest within the post-season take a look at at Valencia, the place he received his first style of the Desmosedici after having ridden for Honda throughout his whole MotoGP profession.

His Honda contract meant that Marquez was unable to talk about his take a look at till January 1.

“I used to be capable of adapt to it a lot sooner than anticipated,” Marquez stated in an announcement to DAZN that was embargoed till the beginning of 2024.

“The time got here out with out searching for it too exhausting. The Ducati is a distinct bike [to the Honda], with a distinct model.

“I am leaping on the champion bike, so it is in my palms. There are a variety of riders going quick on this bike,” the eight-time grand prix world champion continued.

Marc Marquez, Gresini Racing

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Marc Marquez, Gresini Racing

Marquez was fast from the beginning throughout his first take a look at with the Ducati and completed lower than two tenths of a second off the tempo set for Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales.

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“The velocity is there, however I nonetheless have a variety of issues to grasp,” Marquez added. “Not a lot to go sooner, however to be extra constant.

“And, above all, when it comes to communication with the staff.

“I have been working with a bunch for 11 years, now it is a new group, however the household has acquired me very properly and that is all the time good,” concluded the Spaniard, who will transfer to Gresini with out his regular group of engineers.

Marquez will participate within the staff’s official launch in Riccione, Italy on 20 January earlier than he rides the bike once more within the official pre-season take a look at in Malaysia on 6-8 February.

The six-time MotoGP champion will accomplice his brother Alex at Gresini this yr.

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