Confirmation via Twitter: Marc and Dani will be on track on Thursday and Friday to carry out some final tests with their RC213V bikes
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Less than a week until the season opener with Davies and Sykes ready to snatch the sceptre, Melandri, Savadori and Hayden loose cannons
Before the Losail test from 10 to 12 March. Suppo: "The track is booked, but nothing's decided"
"Phillip Island is not suited to testing the new fairings. Marquez fast? I'd me amazed if he wasn't"
"We've finally managed to improve the bike, but I'll wait for Qatar to confirm this". Pedrosa: "moving in the right direction"
"At Phillip Island we felt their absence and Honda and Yamaha progressed, but we know where we need to improve"
"I don't believe in the anti Marquez theory. If you focus on these things, you risk becoming your own main rival”
THE TIMES. Maverick closes ahead of Marquez and Pedrosa, Folger a solid 4th, Dovizioso and Lorenzo 7th and 8th, Valentino 12th
The Spanish Honda rider blows out 24 candles exactly one day after Valentino Rossi
"But if I had tried, I reckon we could have been very competitive. The Honda is improving and I'm happy with my consistency"
Two long runs for Marc today: "We have a problem, but we do not know what is causing it". Pedrosa slowed by the flu
TIMES. Maverick sets the best time, Marc wins in terms of pace. Crutchlow 3rd, Rossi 8th while Lorenzo is 15th
Cal continues working on development along with Marquez and Pedrosa: "We are helping each other out"
"Phillip Island is not a track where you can understand your progress, we need to improve the electronics". Pedrosa: "a good start"