Mo­toGP - Mar­quez fastest de­spite gas­troen­teri­tis

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

World cham­pion Marc Mar­quez set the pace on a damp open­ing day at the Malaysian Mo­toGP, de­spite miss­ing the af­ter­noon ses­sion.' The Rep­sol Honda star led a patchy FP1 ses­sion by 0.268s from Suzuki's Mav­er­ick Vi­nales be­fore the weather took a turn for the worse in the form of a heavy rain storm. That prompted the Spa­niard, bat­tling gas­troen­teri­tis for the past two days and al­ready weak­ened by rid­ing in FP1, to sit out the slower af­ter­noon ses­sion, in which the track sur­face grad­u­ally dried af­ter rain­fall at mid­day. "In the morn­ing I didn't feel very well, I've had gas­troen­teri­tis for the last two days - but I was able to go out and ride even though I was not at 100%," Mar­quez said. "Af­ter the ses­sion and the ef­fort I put in, I be­gan feel­ing worse, be­cause gas­troen­teri­tis also de­hy­drates you."

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