Honda Racing Corporation are the latest to unveil their 2022 MotoGP challenger in an online launch from Indonesia.
Following the official reveal from Ducati on Monday, Honda followed with their launch on Tuesday, showcasing their RC213V MotoGP machine in a slightly different livery as they celebrate their 40th anniversary this year.
With the four-wheeled competition under one ‘Honda Racing Corporation’ banner, HRC has presented a new concept from Saitama. In terms of the changes on the bike, they have new aero dynamics to complement revised chassis and an upgraded engine.
Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro continue on for another season, with the former getting an all-clear to take part in the 2022 MotoGP season. The Spaniard made his return in the Sepang Test where he clocked lots of laps to be ready in terms of fitness.
“Ten seasons already in MotoGP and ten seasons in the Repsol Honda Team is a dream,” said Marquez. “I mean it’s something I couldn’t imagine in my best dreams, of course also during these ten years we have achieved very good results, so for sure this is something special and I want to enjoy it.
“I know we will try to win the title to celebrate it well! My goal this year is to try and fight for the championship. We have started the season well already in Malaysia and now we prepare to head forward to this test in Mandalika and continue our preparations.”
Meanwhile, Espargaro stated: “I approach this season with more experience which at the end is one of the most important things in MotoGP. We have just five days of testing and knowing already how the team is, how the bike is, what I’m going to find there is already something very important, very big.
“You know through the year with a new bike we are going to improve it and make it even greater, but I think that the beginning point is great, and I think that from Qatar on we will feel ready to fight for something great which is our target. Let’s keep working now in Indonesia.”
From the team side, Tetsuhiro Kuwata added: “I think it is the biggest change we have seen during the current regulation period. The concept of the 2022 machine is ‘break out of our shell’ to improve the performance so the whole of the machine is completely different from the last two years.
“We changed the engine, chassis, and the electronics with this concept. We already applied this new concept from the last year, and we have already checked the performance of the new machine concept and we could confirm that it works to improve our weak points. So, this 2022 machine has further evolutions with the same direction. Our target is always the same: winning the championship. But with this championship we always try to get first and second, that is our target with Honda riders.”
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