MotoGP: Marquez remains dominant in testing at Sepang
Last Updated: 06/02/14 11:59am
Marc Marquez: World champion in flying form at Sepang
World champion Marc Marquez remained dominant in the final session of the three-day pre-season MotoGP testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia.
The 20-year-old Honda rider was the fastest out of 26 riders for the third straight day with a best lap of one minute, 59.533 seconds to beat the unofficial track record set in 2012 by Casey Stoner.
Spaniard Marquez last year became the youngest rider ever to win the world title, and the first rookie to win in 35 years.
"For the new season we will try to win the title again and to be competitive," he said.
"Of course I would feel more pressure than last year but then under pressure I work quite good."
Italian Valentino Rossi was 0.194 seconds behind Marquez in second place on the timesheets on his Yamaha, with his team-mate Jorge Lorenzo 0.333 seconds back in third spot.
Spaniard Lorenzo said: "I have to train harder to regain my physical strength. We also have to improve the machine's braking and acceleration."
The riders will have further testing sessions at Phillip Island in Australia and at the Losail circuit in Qatar, before the new season kicks off at Losail on March 23.