"The season is finally about to start, and I‰Ûªm looking forward to it," Marquez said.
"When we came here two weeks ago we did a big step forward with the setup at the very end of the test, and I really felt at ease with the bike, especially in my last run that was quite late in the evening, with the dew already starting to form. That‰Ûªs positive in view of the race, even if we‰Ûªre not yet where we‰Ûªd like to be and still have a margin for improvement with the setup.
"The Losail layout may not be the most favorable of the season for our bike, but in the past we‰Ûªve scored a podium and a win here with the RC213V, so we‰Ûªll fight to get the best result on Sunday. This year there are a few variables that aren‰Ûªt yet completely predictable, such as tyre wear at race distance, for example, and the bike‰Ûªs behavior with the new electronics. Still, Honda never cease to work hard, as is the case for me and the whole team, so I‰Ûªm positive and look forward to the action starting!‰Û