HONDA EX­PER­I­MENT­ING WITH EN­GINE CON­FIG­U­RA­TION

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Honda’s main in­no­va­tions at the Sepang test were largely un­der wraps, as the firm con­tin­ues to ex­per­i­ment with a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent en­gine con­fig­u­ra­tions. Both Marc Mar­quez and Dani Pe­drosa spent most of the test on a se­ries of ‘big bang’ en­gines de­rived from the one first tested at Misano, Aragon and Va­len­cia at the end of 2016, with both Cal Crutchlow and Jack Miller also get­ting the chance to run some of the newer en­gines over the course of the three days.

How­ever, all four rid­ers also spent time with last year’s ‘screamer’ en­gine, as they did mul­ti­ple back-to- back tests in an at­tempt to de­ter­mine ex­actly what spec­i­fi­ca­tion will be sealed (as per the rules) come the open­ing round of the se­ries in Qatar.

Honda are un­sure whether to go big bang or screamer

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