Will Marquez perform with last year’s engine?
Marc Marquez has won only once in seven races this year, resigning three times or finishing without points. The Spaniard therefore started this season much worse than last year, in which he stepped on the highest podium in the first ten races. A Honda racer can’t make friends with this year’s Honda motorcycle, so he started testing last year’s engine frame last year at a post-race test in Barcelona, with this year’s swingarm, engine and exhaust. Although testing severely limited the rains, Marquez drove 20 laps, so many that he got first impressions and those were supposed to be positive. “We didn’t have much luck with the weather today as it started to rain soon after the tests started and we were only able to drive three runs,” Marquez said. “It’s important that we were able to test last year’s chassis with