A double podium is a good result for the Repsol Honda Team, but honestly we were looking for the win, and we can’t be 100% happy with this result.
In Barcelona many riders had issues with the front tires, as it was super warm. In practice everything was Okay, but unfortunately during the race Dani missed the perfect feeling. We will try to work on it in Aragon.
Aragon is not so far from Barcelona and it was a good opportunity to test on a circuit where we will race later this season.
Marc did a very good race, especially considering how the practices went. He showed one more time his capability to learn very quickly and it was enough for him to follow Dani and Jorge to learn, during the race, how to improve!
Especially Sachsenring and Laguna has been good for the Repsol Honda Team in the past, but we know that Jorge is very strong and in good form, so we will have to work hard to beat him! So far this season we have won 3 races, same as Jorge… it will be a hard battle until the end!
Usually we test the next season prototype in the test after Brno, in August. This season, due to the MotoGP calendar, this test will not take place, and it will be replaced by a test in Misano. This is why we decided to bring the 2014 prototype here to Aragon and test it with Dani and Marc. If we had waited until Misano and something was wrong, it would have been too late to change it in time for the Valencia post-race test. Testing in Aragon will give us more time to prepare the final version of the 2014 machine.