Another day, it seems that Honda is going very well. Because of that, Repsol Honda Team drivers, Dani Pedrosa and Marc Márquez, are both happy with the last day of testing at Buriram, being Pedrosa who post the fastest lap, while Márquez was fourth.
The MotoGP actual champion have bee focused on long runs, which will be key on the race, probably the biggest atribute during the season, despite he know that he can be fast on qualifying, but keep a good and solid race pace it’s complicated. Anyway, it remains his stronger atribute because he is a fighting rider.
“We did long runs because is what we have to do”, told the spaniard after leave his Honda in the box. “Today we did a step forward. If you look at the lap time maybe you whould say that I wasn’t fast enough, but it depends if you do the time attack at the end of the sesión. We didn’t because we sacrified it to do long runs and other thinks.”
“The simulation was pretty good, whith the tyre most critic fo rus which it seems that will be use don the race. So, happy and waiting for Qatar”, insists Márquez before going to Qatar in two weeks. It seems that Honda have a clear idea of how his bike will be on this 2018 season while we have seen them testing an aerodinamic evolution and today a carbon tipper. So then, everything ready for the final checkings that will be teste don the last test at Losail.
“From the headquarters there comes some thinks and they are going better. We are working very fast. This is very important, but at the end until we don’t go to the first races we won’t know what will happen. Now we go to Losail in a circuit where we suffer a Little bit more. Dani today was first, I was there forward and Crutchlow was there also. I’m happy”, concludes Márquez.