Honda’s new MotoGP machine has been “well-born” but it still faces a mountain to climb to avoid being the slowest MotoGP bike
The 2024 MotoGP season at Honda is generating a lot of excitement, with Joan Mir and Luca Marini leading the team. The hope is that Honda’s supposed change in direction will improve their performance and help them recover from a string of bad results that led to Marc Marquez leaving the team. The recent tests at Sepang have added to the anticipation, as both Mir and Marini showed promising pace on the new RC213V model. It has been no secret that Honda needed to adapt their bike to keep up with the aerodynamics trends in the championship. The changes seem to be happening, as Mir confirmed that the new bike is more powerful and the aerodynamics have improved. Marini also expressed the team’s positive outlook, acknowledging areas that still need work, such as acceleration and rear grip. Overall, the Honda team is hopeful that further improvements can be made during the upcoming days of testing. Johann Zarco, who recently signed with LCR, also expressed his enthusiasm for the new developments.