What an unforgettable weekend! We achieved all the targets of the season, winning as in 2011 the three Championships, and doing it in the last race is very, very exciting! These results pay back everybody in HRC and in the Repsol Honda Team for the great job they all have done during this season! I would like to thank everybody in HRC, all the fans, our sponsor and of course our riders!
Well, I think Marc is a good actor and he was able to keep a smiling face even if he was – which is totally understandable – very nervous. When you must take the Championship in one single race it’s not easy, but yes, he definitely managed the pressure in a superb way.
After Jorge and Dani got injured and he remained very strong, with four wins in a row from Sachsenring to Brno, we realized that the dream was possible. But, as we have seen very well, in racing it is not finished until the last lap!
We have so many good memories of this season that it is difficult to do a list! The five races in which we finished first and second was something special and not easy to repeat!
Marc, Dani and Jorge had been in another league this season! They all are super fast and consistent and the battle for the win has been often something very exciting. We must be thankful to them for the great show!
For sure it won’t be easy to do better! It seems impossible that these records come from a rookie. Probably the only thing he can improve is the start, as it has been the only “weak” point of Marc this season.
Marc and Dani will have to test the prototypes of the 2014 RC213V and give the engineers as much information as possible to define the new bike. The actual machine has proven to be very competitive, so it won’t be easy to do better but… I am sure that our technicians will do it! It will be also a new challenge, as there are new rules with the Magneti Marelli hardware and 20 litre tank, so it will be another interesting season!