Marquez focuses on 2016 set-up
While Yamaha rolled out an allnew chassis for Valentino Rossi at the Brno test, Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda squad spent the day continuing to work on their 2016 hardware.
“We focused our work on trying to understand why the bike is lifting into a wheelie coming out of the corners, and we gathered some positive data and some less positive, as often happens in these cases,” explained Marquez. “We found out quite a lot of things about the set-up, trying to absorb some of the wheelie and improve our acceleration.”
Team-mate Dani Pedrosa adopted an even more basic strategy, working on both bike set-up and even his own riding style. The 30-year-old Spaniard is desperate to end the season better than it has started for him, conceding that even 11 rounds in, and in his 11th season on the factory Honda, he’s still chasing a base setting.
“I worked on trying to understand the tyres in the best way. We had some parts to try that we tried in the race, but it wasn’t good at all, so we can work on that for the next races.
“But we’ve been working mainly on getting a set-up that gives me back some confidence. We want to have a set-up that we can use in all tracks.”
Marquez is hunting for the ideal set-up