Mar­quez fo­cuses on 2016 set-up

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While Yamaha rolled out an all­new chas­sis for Valentino Rossi at the Brno test, Marc Mar­quez and the Rep­sol Honda squad spent the day con­tin­u­ing to work on their 2016 hard­ware.

“We fo­cused our work on try­ing to un­der­stand why the bike is lift­ing into a wheelie com­ing out of the cor­ners, and we gath­ered some pos­i­tive data and some less pos­i­tive, as of­ten hap­pens in th­ese cases,” ex­plained Mar­quez. “We found out quite a lot of things about the set-up, try­ing to ab­sorb some of the wheelie and im­prove our ac­cel­er­a­tion.”

Team-mate Dani Pe­drosa adopted an even more ba­sic strat­egy, work­ing on both bike set-up and even his own rid­ing style. The 30-year-old Spa­niard is des­per­ate to end the sea­son bet­ter than it has started for him, con­ced­ing that even 11 rounds in, and in his 11th sea­son on the fac­tory Honda, he’s still chas­ing a base set­ting.

“I worked on try­ing to un­der­stand the tyres in the best way. We had some parts to try that we tried in the race, but it wasn’t good at all, so we can work on that for the next races.

“But we’ve been work­ing mainly on get­ting a set-up that gives me back some con­fi­dence. We want to have a set-up that we can use in all tracks.”

Mar­quez is hunt­ing for the ideal set-up

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