Former Honda boss Livio Suppo said on Italian television that Alex Marquez would still stay on the factory team alongside his brother Marco. Alex Marquez made his MotoGP debut this year, and the Honda factory team did not do well in the first races of the season, but even before the first race, Honda decided to replace him with Paul Espargaro at the end of the season. The younger of the Marquez brothers is expected to move to the Honda LCR team, although he has a two-year contract in his pocket, signed directly with Honda. After two rankings on the podium for the winners, the Spaniard is even flirting with the victory for the title of newcomer of the season, where he equaled the winner of Brno, Brad Binder, by 67 points. Better form is, of course, a sign of relief for Honda, which recently announced an extension of its cooperation with
Marc Marquez admitted that a mistake in choosing the tire was key to winning the Czech GP. The race started on a wet track, and Marquez was the only one in the top eight to fit a soft rain tire to the motorcycle, while everyone else chose a medium hard one. The current world champion found himself in serious trouble by the end of the second lap when he fell from the lead to tenth place and then drove into the pits after another motorcycle with dry track tires. It turned out that the change was decisive, as he drove ten seconds faster than the others in the first lap and, by the time the competitors also changed their motorcycles, he had gained over 20 seconds of advantage. “It was very similar to the last flag-to-flag race in Germany last year,” the Spaniard explained. "I had problems with the front tire because I chose m
Repsol Honda manager Livio Suppo said Dani Pedrosa fell due to contact with teammate Marco Marquez. "Marc and Dani appear to have collided slightly and the speed sensor on Pedrosa's motorcycle was damaged. As a result, the traction control system failed, so Dani fell," Suppo said.