The design with the main sponsors Repsol and Red Bull is practically unchanged from previous years.
Honda competes with Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro in 2021
The world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer wants to get back on the road to success in 2021. Last year, the injury to Marquez meant that Honda had its first winless season since returning to the premier class in 1982.
Alex Marquez’s two second places were the best result. In the constructors’ world championship, Honda slipped to fifth and penultimate place. To iron out this disgrace, test driver Stefan Bradl has already tested in Jerez over the past few weeks.
The focus was on handling the rear tire, as this is the area in which the drivers struggled last season.
Marc Marquez does not give a date for a comeback
The six-time MotoGP world champion has been training since the turn of the year to build up muscles in his right arm again. When the Spaniard will sit on the RC213V again was not confirmed during the presentation.
It is still not clear when Marc Marquez will drive again Zoom
The important thing is that I feel better every day – not every day. I am optimistic that I will be able to drive again soon. I don’t know the exact date yet.”
Should Marquez not be fit enough at the season opener at the end of March, substitute driver Bradl would step in again. Andrea Dovizioso was never a possible replacement driver for the Honda management.
A dream comes true for Pol Espargaro
The works team has strengthened itself with Espargaro, who last raced for KTM for four years. Espargaro has not yet been able to test the Honda. At the beginning of March, there are only five test days left on the Losail circuit to be ready for the season opener on March 28th.
The y represent fame and mean that you have everything in your hand.”
Pol Espargaro only has five days of testing to get to know the Honda Zoom
The y mean that you are where every driver wants to be successful and where all drivers want to end up. I think I’ll come to the Repsol Honda team at the best time of my career. To be where you want to be at the right time , means that a dream is being fulfilled. “
While Marquez has rewritten the history books, Espargaro is still waiting for his breakthrough in the premier class. He started from pole position twice and made it onto the podium six times with the KTM.
The Moto2 world champion from 2013 is still waiting for his first victory in the premier class.
The re are also 62 pole positions and 57 fastest race laps.
Honda is the most successful brand in the motorcycle world championship. Across all classes, 801 victories and 72 constructors’ world championships were won. In the premier class, Honda has 309 wins, the drivers ‘championship 21 times, the constructors’ championship 25 times and the team championship ten times (since 2002).
The contract with promoter Dorna was recently extended for the period from 2022 to 2026.