MOTOGP HONDA GROWS SOME WINGS
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