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Marquez identifies 2021 Honda MotoGP bike weak point

The six-time MotoGP world champion rode to eighth in final Sunday’s Jerez race, the second of his comeback from a nine-month damage layoff.

Although he’s nonetheless not at his bodily peak but, he admitted his situation was higher on the bike than it was in Portugal, and this allowed him for the primary time this yr to grasp extra concerning the 2021 RC213V.

Having adopted teammate Pol Espargaro, HRC check rider Stefan Bradl and Pramac Ducati’s Johann Zarco within the Spanish GP, Marquez famous the 2021 RC213V is weak mid-exit of corners.

“I had the chance to comply with Stefan, to comply with Pol and in addition to comply with Johann for just a few laps,” Marquez stated when requested by Motorsport.com the place he discovered the bike to be weaker in comparison with the final Honda he rode.  

“And the place we’re shedding extra is mid-exit nook.

“So, it’s the place usually if you wish to trip quick and constant, it’s the place it’s essential be robust and it’s the place we’re shedding extra.

“So, we have to perceive why. Now we try to analyse all of the factor.

“I imply, for me the important thing of this weekend is that I improved so much my bodily situation in comparison with Portimao.”

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Marquez had hoped to additional consider the bike in Monday’s post-race check at Jerez, however pulled out after simply seven laps owing to ache in his neck from his large FP3 crash – which he admitted left him “destroyed” after the grand prix.

“So, we didn’t check. We simply did one run and the second run I already felt one thing,” he stated on Monday.

“My physique was locked, particularly the neck and in addition the proper shoulder.

“It’s one thing comparable however in a greater approach to Portimao. In Portimao I rode and I suffered so much, after which on Monday I used to be utterly locked. However right here in Jerez I felt higher.

“It’s true the crash I had on Saturday didn’t assist the state of affairs, however anyway I attempted as a result of I believed that possibly when the physique received heat it might be okay.

“However instantly I noticed I used to be not in a superb degree to trip the bike and check out issues.”

Honda riders had a busy check on Monday, with all of them making an attempt numerous new elements – with the marque bringing 5 totally different aerodynamic fairings to judge.

After declaring his RC213V “a mess” in the Jerez race, Espargaro expressed frustration on the truth all Honda riders throughout the Spanish GP weekend have been working with totally different packages and felt that is holding again improvement.

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