Marc did a perfect weekend in Austin, and confirmed to be able to manage the pressure as well as he did last year, when he was the favorite for the Moto2 title and he won it.
Very important! This circuit was, in the first section especially, very demanding for Dani’s characteristics, and he did a great job. Without the small mistake at the end of the race, he would have battled with Marc until the last corner! We are also proud to have got the 6th win in a row in the USA, as since Indy 2010 a Honda rider has won all the MotoGP races held in this country!
Dani and Marc have different riding styles, and the choice was the right one for both of them, so I think both crews made the right choice.
Marc is a great talent and most of his team has a long experience in MotoGP, they are working very well together!
So far he is doing really really well, showing that despite his young age, he is already mature. Anyway he is a rookie in MotoGP and he has still many things to learn for the future.
Each rider has his own style and characteristic. Marc is riding very aggressively and sometimes looks very similar to Casey, but he has his own style. For sure the data from the previous season is important, regardless of the rider’s style, to start the weekend with a good base set up.
In the last season Dani, Casey and Jorge have been dominating the races and we are happy to see that, with Casey not racing anymore, we have found another rider able to win! For sure is good not only for Honda but for the fans as well!
Usually the RC213V is good in the “stop and go” circuit, and COTA has this characteristic.
We have been testing in Jerez this winter, but the weather was not the best and it was difficult to get much done. For sure it is a circuit where Dani, Jorge and also Vale will be very strong. In theory it will be a more difficult weekend for Marc, but this is normal for a rookie!