Back in November, Marquez swung a leg over Gresini Racing’s Desmosedici machine to complete the test day at Valencia. Other than the Honda RC213V, this is, officially, the second MotoGP bike Marquez has had under him.
Naturally, we wanted to know what Marquez thought about his time at Valencia. Here’s his feedback:
The truth is that the Valencia test was better than expected. Logically I was nervous, there were butterflies in my stomach… And even though I’ve been in the World Championship for many years, [moving from Repsol Honda to Gresini Ducati] was a big change.”
“But after the first stint, I was much calmer, relaxed.”
According to Whitworth, Marquez wasn’t just getting a case of the typical track jitters; there was an additional reason to be worried about Valencia’s results, and it had everything to do with the Desmosedici’s current reputation.