Agence France-PresseFebruary 6, 2013 04:00
Spain's Mark Marquez, in sizzling form since the start of three days of pre-season testing, said Wednesday it was a "dream come true" to race nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi and other top MotoGP riders.
Marquez, 19, who won the Moto2 championship last year, has replaced the retired Australian Casey Stoner in the Honda team.
On the first day of testing Tuesday at the Sepang circuit, the Spanish teenager was the third fastest rider behind his team-mate Dani Pedrosa and Yamaha's defending champion Jorge Lorenzo. Rossi came in fourth.