Marc Marquez
Feb 6

MotoGP: Pace Increases On Final Morning Of First Sepang Test

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team  heads down a straight during the MotoGP Tests in Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

of Spain and Team has been strong in winter testing. (Photo: Getty Images)

World Champion Marc Marquez continued to impress with a new fast time at the International Circuit in testing on Thursday morning.

The Repsol Honda rider has been on the pace since testing resumed on Tuesday and he set a ‘new record test time’ at the Malaysian venue early today, taking advantage of relatively cool temperatures to register a rapid 1:59.533 lap as the top riders battled for supremacy.

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Feb 5

MotoGP: Marquez Fastest As Espargaro’s Open Spec Runs Fifth

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team rounds the bend during the MotoGP Tests in Sepang - Day Two at Sepang Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

of Spain and Team rounds the bend during Day Two of preseason testing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez upped the pace as testing continued in Malaysia on Wednesday, while NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s placed an Open specification bike inside the top five for the first time.

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Feb 4

MotoGP: Marquez Leads Opening Day Of Sepang Test

Marc Marquez takes part in the MotoGP Sepang test. (Photo: Getty Images)

takes part in the test. (Photo: Getty Images)

Reigning World Champion Marc Marquez topped the first day of MotoGP preseason testing at Sepang in Malaysia.

The 20-year-old star traded first place with Yamaha’s for much of the morning session, but as track temperatures dropped, so too did Marquez’s lap times. In the closing stages, Marquez posted  2:00.286 to firmly claim fast-lap honors.

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Jan 29

MotoGP: Bradley Smith States ‘I’ll Take This Opportunity With Both Hands’

Bradley Smith of Great Britain and Monster Yamaha Tech 3  rounds the bend during the MotoGP Tests in Valencia. (Photo: Getty Images)

of Great Britain and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rounds the bend during the Tests in Valencia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bradley Smith is extremely confident that he and new Monster Yamaha Tech3 team-mate will be in a position to achieve great things heading into the 2014 season.

At the first 2014 pre-season test, which came immediately after the final race of last year in Valencia, Smith ended proceedings in second position and just three tenths of a second down on Team’s World Champion .

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Dec 23

MotoGP: A Look Back — Champions 10 Years Ago And Now

Marc Marquez, then and now. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

, then and now. (Photo: .com)

Christmas time is often the period when family photo albums are opened to re-live some special past moments. Well, the same happens at motogp.com HQ, where we found a couple of very similar pictures from two of our current World Champions.

took his first title this year in the Moto2 class, whilst Marc Marquez made it three, adding the premier-class crown to his 125cc and Moto2 titles from years before. Yet looking back to 2004 it would have been tough to predict the future success of the pair, as they squared up in the national Catalunya 125cc Championship, as pictured.

Pol Espargaro, then and now. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

Pol Espargaro, then and now. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

In that year it was Espargaro who took the title, with Marquez finishing second, with Marquez repaying the favour in the 2012 Moto2 championship.

To find out more about both Marquez’s and Espargaro’s careers and results, check out their profiles on Motogp.com.

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