Marquez starts well in Moto GP testing

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Updated: February 6, 2013

 

Former 125cc and 250cc world champion Marc Marquez took the step up to Moto GP for the first time in Sepang as preseason testing began for all the teams in Malaysia.

Spanish teenage sensation, the Moto 2 champion from last year, takes over the seat with Honda vacated at the end of last season by double world champion Casey Stoner.

On the first day of testing Tuesday at the Sepang circuit, Marquez was the third fastest rider behind his teammate Dani Pedrosa and Yamaha’s defending champion Jorge Lorenzo. Rossi came in fourth on his Yamaha. On the first day of testing Tuesday at the Sepang circuit, the Spanish teenager was the third fastest rider behind his teammate Dani Pedrosa and Yamaha’s defending champion Jorge Lorenzo. Rossi came in fourth.

The test continues until Thursday. The first race of the year will take place under floodlights in Qatar on the first weekend of April after two more test sessions.