MARC MOANS ABOUT RCV MOTOR
The engine problems that have plagued Honda’s Motogp engines for two seasons have not been solved by the debut of a new model at the Valencia test.
Struggling since the start of the 2015 season with acceleration and top speed, an issue compounded by Motogp’s development rules meaning factory engines must be sealed at the start of the season, HRC have switched firing order to a big bang format engine for next year – but according to world champion Marc Marquez, it hasn’t brought the improvements they wanted.
“It’s better to ride in that you can open the throttle a little easier and control the bike better, but still the torque maps are not made for the engine, so sometimes you’re riding and it feels unpredictable, with an unusual character of the engine,” he said.
“We need to adjust the electronics to the new engine - it’s a completely different engine and the electronics we have are for the old one. At the moment the acceleration of the new bike is the same – no big difference.”
Honda will be hoping to take significant steps forward at their next test in Jerez this week.
Putting your fingers in your ears won’t make it any faster Marc