Honda’s engine troubles
Itõs not just Crutchlow complaining about the Honda engines, with HRC engineers reportedly working frantically to prepare newly designed motors ahead of the first test next week and the subsequent sealing of the seasonõs engines ahead of the first round.
Speaking at an event in Spain last week, Marquez admitted to the press that they had made a mistake last year with the direction of development.
ÒIN 2013 and 2014 I found a good bike, and everything went well. 2015 is the year when, in winter testing, we made a mistake, that is we went down the wrong path with development.
ÒWE must find a performance as close as possible to what we had before, but what complicates things is our need to develop a whole bike and choose the right engine configuration. This is where we had the big problem in 2015. But before making that choice we must reach a good level with the electronics; only then can we make our choices on the engine.ó