Honda’s en­gine trou­bles

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

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

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