Marc Marquez has returned to training on a motorcycle for the first time since having surgery on his shoulder in December last year. To mark the occasion, the Repsol Honda team issued the following press release, containing a video of Marquez riding and explaining what he found easy and difficult on the bike. The press release appears below:
Marquez rides again
After the team presentation at the Repsol Campus in Madrid, the Repsol Honda Team issued the following press release. Unfortunately, as a result of Jorge Lorenzo's injury, HRC were unable to do their normal full photoshoot with the team. A full gallery of the bikes will be available next week:
2019 Repsol Honda Team livery revealed in Madrid
The Repsol Honda team issued the following press release after the launch of their 2016 campaign at a packed Sentul Circuit in Indonesia, where crowds thronged despite heavy rain:
The Repsol Honda team issued the following press release after the first day of testing at Jerez, complete with photos:
Repsol Honda Team commence final test of year
Honda Racing Corporation today issued the first photo of their Production Racer, to be sold to MotoGP teams for the 2014 season.
The photo was taken during the Motegi test at which Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki participated, which also featured the first semi-public run out of Suzuki's MotoGP machine. While times were reported by German-language website Speedweek, (see our time comparison here), no times were available for Honda's production racer. Honda comments only in a press release (see below) that the results were 'more than what we had expected' in the words of HRC Vice President Shuhei Nakamoto.
At the same time as the press launch for the Repsol Honda team in Madrid, HRC released images and specs of the 2013 RC213V MotoGP bike.
Repsol Honda has unveiled the new livery they will be wearing for the 2013 MotoGP season. In a ceremony at Repsol's Madrid headquarters, Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez revealed the new color scheme the Repsol Honda team will be running. It is somewhat of a departure from recent years, the basic red, white, orange and black colors remaining, but with white playing a much more prominent role in the color scheme. The paint job also contains a few neat details, such as the black and white stripes under the seat, which form part of the Honda wing logo.
Both Marquez and Pedrosa were optimistic about their chances during the event. HRC boss Shuhei Nakamoto was especially bullish, telling the meeting that the performance of Honda's RC213V during the latter half of the 2012 season gave him good hope for 2013, especially as the factory had had a much greater lead time to deal with the extra 3kg weight imposed for the 2013 season. The jump from 153kg to 157kg had caused HRC many problems during the first part of 2012, as they struggled to find a place to locate the weight.
The Pata Honda World Superbike team unveiled their 2013 colors at the Verona motorcycle show on Saturday, showing off the colors which Johnny Rea and Leon Haslam will be defending in the World Supe