Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez will spend the rest of the winter break recovering from shoulder surgery but he will keep an eye on the work Honda is doing on the RC213V’s chassis.
Marquez has said he is pretty happy with the 2019-spec motor but what it bolts into needs some love as that is where he lost some speed in the 2018 season.
“Of course we improved on the engine area. We still need to improve more, because still in some areas I am struggling a little bit. But now we must understand how to improve the chassis, because still in some areas I’m missing the speed,” said Marquez.
“We need to analyse, to understand how to improve, because it was one of the question marks of the problems all during the 2018 season, and also with this new bike, we had the same problem, because it’s the same. Now it’s time to analyze and try different things.”