Andrea Iannone says Suzuki “can’t hide” its race pace deficit after the Italian admitted he “suffered too much” on long runs during the Qatar test. The Italian was third on the opening day of running at Losail and topped Friday’s session before having to sit out the final day on Saturday due to illness.
The Spaniard topped two of the nine 2018 test days and ended the final test in Qatar fifth overall, but his pace ebbed and flowed throughout the pre-season. He endured the “worst” test of his Yamaha stint thus far in Thailand and admitted midway through the Qatar test that he was finding it “difficult” to stay positive.
Valentino Rossi praised Marc Marquez for his ability to avoid crashes, something the Italian feels can no longer be down to pure luck. The Yamaha rider reckons it is a combination of Marquez’s style and the Honda bike that helps him pull off such moves.
Marc Marquez will race from Repsol Honda Team for the next two seasons, having signed a contract to remain at Honda in 2019 and 2020. Marquez, who joined the team in 2013 as a rookie and went on to take his first premier class crown that year
Espargaro highlighted the urgent need to update the RS-GP’s engine after the opening test in Sepang, and reiterated this request at Buriram.
“Marc is the only one to do this,” Dovizioso tells the telegraph on Marquez’ flirtation with the limit. “I think he’s one of the smartest riders in the Championship.
The Japanese brand took the covers off the RC213V’s new design on Tuesday 20th, of February in Jakarta, where riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were on hand along with new team boss Alberto Puig.
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Andrea Dovizioso held the lead for much of the race but finished second, with icon Valentino Rossi grabbing third after an exceptional ride.