ÁLEX MÁRQUEZ LOOKING TO MAKE ANOTHER STEP AT MANDALIKA
MotoGP racing returned to Indonesia on Friday with the start of free practice for the inaugural GP at the Mandalika International Street Circuit. LCR Honda CASTROL rider Álex Márquez worked hard and showed promise in FP2, but had to settle for 16th position on the timesheets overall on day one as he continues his adaptation to the 2022 RC213v.
There were tricky track conditions as free practice got underway with the circuit still drying out from overnight rain. Despite being only four tenths outside the top ten, Alex ended 18th in the morning session as he continued to search for front end stability. Having improved by over two seconds in a dry FP2, the Spaniard will now look to make a step forward on Saturday.