Date : 16/08/2013
Weather : Overcast
Air : 18°C
Track : 26°C
Humidity : 72%
Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez has maintained his fine pre-Summer form in the first free practice for the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. The Spanish rookie completed 19 laps in this morning's session and set the fastest time of 1'40.781 on lap 17. For teammate, Dani Pedrosa, it was an important session to see how his injury is healing. He also managed 19 laps, setting a fastest time of 1'41.590 on his final lap, under cool conditions at the Indianapolis track, with a track temperature of just 26ºC and ambient temperature of 18ºC.
FP2 will begin at 14h05 local time.
MARC MARQUEZ – 1st - 1'40.781
"It's important after the summer break to find your rhythm with the bike again and my feeling at the moment is pretty good! The track was quite slippery which made things difficult, but anyway I'm sure it will improve and the times will drop. We need to continue in the same way but at the moment we are happy"
DANI PEDROSA – 7th - 1'41.590
"I was a little cautious this morning, going out on the track for the first time, as normally it's very slippery here in the first sessions. I was a little stiff on the bike so I need some more time to find the feeling again after the Summer break. I'm sure this afternoon and lap-by-lap I will loosen up on the bike and feel more comfortable. The pain is already less from Laguna so this is already a positive!"