MotoGP World Championship leader Marc Marquez had a positive second day of practice for the Japanese Grand Prix, qualifying in second position on the... Marc Marquez takes second on Motegi grid

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MotoGP World Championship leader Marc Marquez had a positive second day of practice for the Japanese Grand Prix, qualifying in second position on the starting grid for tomorrow’s race.

At a track where he had expected to encounter more difficulties, the Repsol Honda Team rider managed enjoyed good practice sessions –going fastest in the two held today– and set a time of 1:44.134 in qualifying. This put him on the front row of the grid for the first race of the flyaway rounds.

Marc Marquez
“Getting pole would’ve been the best thing for a Saturday, but I’m happy with second place because this circuit is one at which I had expected to struggle a bit more. As it turns out, we’re doing pretty well and have ridden at a good pace throughout the weekend. This afternoon the first run went well enough, but when I took my second bike out I made a small mistake at turn 11 during the first flying lap. I had a last possibility to try to improve but I saw the yellow flag where Crutchlow had just crashed and I slowed down.”

Source: Repsol Media