Add to that Márquez's perfectly timed appearance in wet-drying-wet Qualifying 2 on slicks, followed about 20 seconds later by Miller. Somehow finding a dry line where he needed it, Márquez blitzed the field by 2.5 seconds! In dry conditions, normally by qualifying the field has equilibrated at lap times that put 10–15 riders in the first second. This time, in wet FP3, it was three riders, and in Q2, Márquez's time made him the only rider in the first second. Demoralizing. Why did he do it? Because he could, even if his crew was angry at the unnecessary risk.