| MIXED FORTUNES FOR ÁLEX MÁRQUEZ AT MISANO17 September 2021 | San Marino GP PracticeLCR Honda CASTROL rider Álex Márquez had mixed fortunes as changeable weather complicated matters on the opening day of free practice for the San Marino GP. The MotoGP class experienced both dry and wet sessions at Misano on Friday and the Spaniard will look to improve tomorrow after ending up in 18th position overall.
Back at a circuit where he has finished on the podium three times previously, Álex could not find an optimal set-up during a dry FP1 and eventually ended the session in 18th. A heavy downpour then tested his wet skills in FP2 and he fared encouragingly – given the mixed weekend forecast – as he took tenth spot.
Álex Márquez – 18th
(1’33.766)“First day here and in the morning in the dry conditions it was a little bit complicated, I didn’t do as I expected in FP1. Unfortunately, in the afternoon we had a wet session and that didn’t give us the opportunity to change that situation and improve the set-up, but we are clear which direction we need to follow. The afternoon in the wet was quite good overall, everything came quite easy and that’s good as it looks like we could get unstable weather over the weekend. We’ll see what happens tomorrow, but we’re confident in both conditions and looking forward to improving, especially in the dry.”