Date : 16/08/2013
Weather : Sunny intervals
Air : 23°C
Track : 39°C
Humidity : 44%
With conditions improving from FP1 - track temperature increasing from 26ºC to 39ºC and air temperature from 18ºC to 23ºC, Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have set the fastest times on day one in Indianapolis, significantly improving on their times set this morning.
Marc completed 21 laps and set the fastest time of 1'39.502 on lap 19, 1.2s faster than this morning. Dani was 2nd with 1'39.582 recorded on lap 9 of 19, just 0.08s off Marc, and a full 2 seconds faster than his best time in FP1.
MARC MARQUEZ – 1st - 1'39.502
"Today went pretty well. After the break it was important to regain confidence on the bike. The truth is that I felt comfortable almost immediately. I tried to stay calm during the first few laps, as they are the most delicate and I'm happy with how the day went. The track improved a lot in terms of grip from session to session, so tomorrow we will likely see the times come down again. I think we're going in the right direction, so tomorrow we will continue as we have been doing so far"
DANI PEDROSA – 2nd - 1'39.582
"Today we went on track in both sessions, unlike at Laguna Seca. During the first session I felt a little strange when riding and I was a stiff on the bike, but in the second session I went faster because I loosened up a lot. Let's see if tomorrow we can improve the feel on the bike and take some more off our lap time"