MO­TOGP HONDA GROWS SOME WINGS

SEA­SON PRE­VIEW

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Motogp Preview -

The Honda RC213V caught up with its Yamaha and Du­cati ri­vals at the Qatar test by sport­ing a set of winglets for the first time. Ini­tially fit­ted on test rider Hiroshi Aoyama’s bike, the winglets – which are much smaller than those on their ri­vals’ ma­chine – soon moved onto Pe­drosa and Mar­quez’s ma­chines.

Mar­quez told MCN af­ter­wards that while they changed the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the bike, it’s still too early to tell if it’s for the pos­i­tive.

“I tried the wings only on the last run, for four laps, when the track was slip­pery. I felt a small dif­fer­ence, but only re­ally small. There are some small pos­i­tives, so

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