Marc Marquez – MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez says Hondas new fairing was a reason in the first of his two crashes almost the opening day of the Qatar test. Honda became the fourth manufacturer to attempt a fairing intended to compensate for the removal of the now-banned winglets roughly Fridays set in motion hours of daylight in Qatar. With a solution similar to Suzuki’s.
Marc Marquez said the fairing influenced the crash
However, Marc Marquez crashed at the obtain corner around his first run following its fitted to the RC213V. The Spaniard said the fairing influenced the wreck, although he conceded he moreover braked too tardy. “It misrepresented [the bike] a bit.” he said. “And later as well as, following I post the wings distorted a small bit the set-taking place. So, I didn’t character it. However, as soon as I stopped and we checked about the data and it changed a lot the set-happening about the [corner] appreciation. And, yeah, it was bottoming [out] and I am drifting the stomach.”
Honda struggled with acceleration throughout the campaign
The focus of the winglet substitutes remains helping pay for taking place the front wheel planted to embellish acceleration, which is of even greater importance for Honda. Despite Marc Marquez winning the championship last year, and the brand claiming nine of the 18 races, Honda struggled following acceleration throughout the toss around. That has led to an overhaul of its engine, when option update then introduced after the winter crack.
As Honda looks to pair MotoGP’s control electronics with the new ‘big bang’ engine, Marquez says the acceleration remains a work in progress. “We are still missing something. But I think this year a bit less.” Marc Marquez said. “This year [acceleration] is still our weak point. But we are working well and I think every time it is better and better. Tomorrow we need to also try something on our acceleration, on the electronic side. So, I hope that helps a bit. But still, we know it will not be our strong point this season.”
“We are improving a lot, we have improved a lot on the electronics this winter time”
Marc Marquez crashed again at Turn 2 late on the opening evening. So, he had to settle for the 12th, 1.080 seconds off the pace set by Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso at the track that will host the season opener in a fortnight. The 24-year-old said he was encouraged by the overall progress being made, nevertheless.
“We are improving a lot, we have improved a lot on the electronics this winter time.” he said. “We know that this circuit is one of the harder circuits for us. Especially because Ducati is very strong. But OK, we were not very far, in terms of rhythm we were not very far. Of course Dovizioso looks one step in front of everybody but we must work hard and we are improving, we are still here for two more days and we need to improve at this circuit.”