After a competitive weekend for the Repsol Honda Team at the Buddh International Circuit in India, the team move on to Twin Ring Motegi in Japan.
At this track, Marc Márquez has been on the podium nine times, with five victories -1 in 125cc, 1 in Moto2 and 3 in MotoGP- and 4 second places in MotoGP. The Repsol Honda Team rider arrive at the manufacturer’s home circuit after achieving his second podium of the year in the Indian sprint race, on what was a positive weekend.
Márquez and his team will continue working in the same way, with the aim of gradually improving their results.
Joan Mir took fifth place at the Indian Grand Prix, at the end of his best weekend as a Repsol Honda Team rider. Motegi is in theory a favourable track for the Honda RC213V, and there he will try to once again compete for a place in the Top 5.
“Motegi is always a special race, especially when you are a Honda rider. We have had many memorable moments there in the past, winning championships, returning to pole last year so I hope that we can do something nice to give the fans a reason to cheer for us. Conditions in Motegi can often change a lot, so we will have to adapt as the weekend goes but our overall objective remains the same: make steady progress and achieve the best result possible.”
“I am looking forward to riding at Motegi as a Honda rider, always the fans there are incredible, and I can’t wait to ride there again. We come from a weekend in India where we were able to be consistent throughout with a good final result and I hope that we can do this again in Japan. But I think we will have a more challenging weekend, so let’s see finally what will happen. It’s all about setting up to end the season in the best way possible.”