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Nakagami confirmed the encouraging news about Honda

Nakagami confirmed the encouraging news about Honda

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Takaaki Nakagami confirmed the encouraging news about Honda's bike for the 2024 season from his colleagues who tested the latest RC213V. Before the start of the 2024 season, Honda got a big boost from Dorna, who changed the concession system, according to which now Honda and Yamaha, among others, are entitled to several test days. Even before the start of the official MotoGP winter testing, all four Honda racers took part in a shakedown of the new prototype, which is an improved version of the one from the November testing in Valencia. According to some reports, the motorcycle is as much as eight kilograms lighter than its predecessor, and its power unit, aerodynamics, and suspension are also new. Overall, it's said to be easier to handle, with Nakagami praising the powertrain in particular. "He's got more on
Honda: We need to improve in many areas

Honda: We need to improve in many areas

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The boss of the Repsol Honda team, Alberto Puig, admitted that after the first winter tests in Sepang, Honda is not yet at the level they would like to be, and that they need to improve in many areas. Marc Marquez, who missed six races last year but was still Honda's highest-placed rider in the championship, left Malaysia unhappy with the level of the RC213V bike, which he said needed dramatic improvement despite the efforts of Honda's engineers. "In Sepang we tested the evolution of the bike we tested in Valencia," explained Puig. "Testing will end for us in Portimao. It's obvious that we haven't reached our goal yet. We have to keep testing solutions because we have a lot of ideas, but we have to put them on the track and make sure that d
Marquez eliminated two versions of the Honda RC213V: We are not among the top five

Marquez eliminated two versions of the Honda RC213V: We are not among the top five

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After two days of MotoGP testing in Sepang, Marc Marquez took out two versions of Honda's RC213V, last year's Repsol Honda livery and the most radical-looking prototype. "There was no motorcycle in Repsol colors in the garage today," he explained. "It's a 2022 bike and today we focused more on three different bikes without sponsor colours. We tested all three and eliminated one more before tomorrow." The eight-time world champion did not want to say which one he will not be taking to the track on Sunday, but revealed that it was "quite different from the others". "I don't feel much potential on this bike, but it hides some interesting details. After tomorrow, we will have a month to analyze the data and decide on one or the other path. When
Honda also officially confirmed cooperation with Akrapovic in MotoGP

Honda also officially confirmed cooperation with Akrapovic in MotoGP

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Honda has now also officially confirmed that their RC213V motorcycles will be equipped with Slovenian Akrapovič exhaust systems starting this year. It is supposed to be a long-term collaboration, and Akrapovič has already produced a titanium exhaust system for this season, which he will develop further in the hope of leading the Repsol Honda team to a new world championship title. https://twitter.com/myAkrapovic/status/1614956643984326658 The Akrapovič brand is otherwise well known to the sports public, as their exhaust systems are present in the MotoGP class, the Suberbike World Championship, the MXGP Motocross World Championship, and many other championships on two and four wheels. "Expanding cooperation with Honda also in MotoGP is a great honor for us and a new step in our partnership, which has brought two worlds
Rins didn't think the Honda was bad

Rins didn't think the Honda was bad

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Alex Rins tested Honda's RC213V MotoGP motorcycle last November, with which the Japanese manufacturer did not record a single victory in the season, as their riders consider it a bike that is difficult to coax winning form from. Rins admitted that it was a very different engine to the Suzuki he raced in 2022, but added that it was still not bad. "The most challenging thing was the responsiveness of the power unit, the connection between adding gas and developing power and transferring only that to the rear wheel. We were looking for different settings throughout the testing, but we couldn't find one that suited me." Rins finished the test in 20th place, 1.1 seconds off the fastest time, but says that in search of better results he will not try to convert the Honda to Suzuki's GSX-RR, which he has raced all before
Testing in Jerez: The Honda 2021 is no longer adapted for the Marquez

Testing in Jerez: The Honda 2021 is no longer adapted for the Marquez

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Today, Honda in Jerez conducted the first tests with a prototype MotoGP motorcycle for this season. Stefan Bradl, a test racer from the team, took to the track with him, and his colleagues at Gpone took a video and some photos, which reveal that the Japanese manufacturer is slowly moving away from its established philosophy and adapting the motorcycle to other racers. the absence of Marco Marquez. Bradl thus tested the new engine frame, which is quite different from last year, but more similar to Yamaha. This is definitely good news for Paul Espargaro, who will be racing for the Honda team for the first time this year. https://youtu.be/smN23kF84bM Honda RC213V MotoGP year 2021 is no longer specialized for Marco Marquez, as the philosophy is approaching Yamaha and will thus be more drivable for others
Stoner will continue to be a test racer of Honda

Stoner will continue to be a test racer of Honda

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Casey Stoner has extended his contract with Honda, which means we will see him on the MotoGP motorcycle again this season. The Australian, who said goodbye to racing in the royal motorcycle class after the 2012 season, will work with the Japanese manufacturer for at least another year and will be on the track again on January 29 and 31, just before the start of official pre-season testing. The two-time champion will, of course, help Honda with his knowledge later this year. “After a long break from racing, it was nice to sit on the bike again,” Stoner commented on the testing he did with Honda in October. "Now, after a relaxing Christmas and New Year, I am happy to inform you that I have spoken to Mr Nakamoto (HRC Executive Vice President Shuhei Nakamoto, op.p.) and that we have agreed to continue our