Honda has the power to return to the front in MotoGP soon

Published: 29, Feb 2024

Luca Marini in his first official interview as a rider for the Japanese manufacturer states that Honda has the "strength" to return "soon" to the top of the MotoGP grid.

The multiple MotoGP podium champion joins the official Honda team on a two-year contract, replacing Marc Márquez who signed with Gresini Ducati in 2024.

Marini made his Honda debut during post-season testing in Valencia, having announced his contract with HRC the day before, and performed well in tenth position, just 0.703 seconds behind the leader.

Honda ‘has the power’ to return to the front in MotoGP soon


However, due to contractual provisions, Marini has not yet been able to comment publicly on Honda.

In an interview with the Japanese manufacturer, Marini, who originally signed with the VR46 Ducati until 2024, said of his move to Honda: "It was a shock after Marc announced his move .

“So my group, my manager, and I tried to find a way to tackle this new project, improve together and build the best bike . », with better performances, to come back and win races and world titles.

"This is our goal, our goal, so I'm sure there will be one mashed potato ." very, very rewarding moments. ."

When asked what motivated him to join Honda, Marini added: "First of all, it's the best [team] of all times.

“The numbers and statistics speak for themselves and this is a truly special moment, but I believe we will have the strength to return very, very soon.

Marini says he wants to "start the season with an open mind" and is eager to fight for podiums and victories, but recognizes that "it could be difficult, but we must look to the future."

The Italian also praised "the culture" within the Japanese manufacturer and described it as "a dream" to work in a factory environment.

 "It's over," he said of his first day with Honda at the Valencia tests.

.I have a lot of time." 'This is the time to talk to everyone on this team because it's full of people.

"It's just a dream to be with everyone in the world. these people and also the Japanese to work with them. I have a great feeling. I like the culture, we can have an excellent synergy."
Why does Honda have problems in MotoGP?

Honda has suffered a sharp decline in race wins when Márquez got injured and the pandemic began (and he didn't win in 2022 either). But as for the multiple RC213V race winners, the decline began much earlier, after 2016, when Márquez, Dani Pedrosa, Jack Miller and Cal Crutchlow won.

Why did Kawasaki quit MotoGP?

However, the 2008 global financial crisis led Kawasaki to reconsider its MotoGP program, and Italian sports newspaper Tuttosport reported on December 30 that Kawasaki would withdrawn from MotoGP in 2009.

Who was the rider banned from MotoGP?

Andrea Iannone (born on 9 August 1989) is an Italian professional motorcyclist who competed in the MotoGP World Championship from 2013 to 2019, winning races in the MotoGP, Moto2 and 125cc World Championships. Iannone has been suspended for four years from competitions for doping since 17 December 2019.

How many MotoGP wins does Honda have?

Honda, which holds the record 313 Grand Prix won in the premier class. With 313 victories, Honda holds the record for the most Grands Prix won in the premier class. Yamaha is in second place with 245 wins and MV Agusta is third with 139 wins.

Which is the successful bike of Honda?

Honda motorbikes as The most popular ones are Honda Activa 6G, Honda SP 125 and Honda Shine available in India at a starting price of Rs 64,900.

By Gaurav