Another great weekend for Marc and an unbelievable result winning here as a rookie. In the last months we considered bringing him here before the race with a road bike to “learn” at least the layout of the circuit, but then it was not possible due to our calendar, and the track's schedule. Now we can say that anyway Marc didn’t need it!
That corner is very tricky, and with Marc and Vale involved… you never know! It is one of those passes that people will speak about for a while as the one in 2008 for sure!
Honestly I think it’s too early to speak about it. Dani and Jorge had both lost many points in the last races due to injuries, but now there is the break and they’ll be back very strong in Indy. The Championship is still long, but I believe that Marc, Dani and Jorge will fight for the title until the end!
Dani has done a great race. It has been a very difficult weekend for him. His shoulder was very painful and he didn’t take part in FP1 or FP3 to minimize the risk and save energy for the race. It means anyway, he had less time on track to prepare the bike, but his team did a great job and Dani has been able to do a superb race, finishing in front of Jorge and taking important points. So definitely a great weekend for him too!
It is unbelievable! Looks like our bikes work even better in the USA! Seriously, it is difficult to say, but we are so happy, as USA is a great market for Honda and we are proud to win here! On top of the 7th victory in a row, in Laguna we had a great result with Stefan’s first podium and also a good race for Alvaro in 4th very close to the podium too. All four Honda’s on track finished the race in top 5!
This was something we were thinking about since Casey retired. He always told us that he was happy to stop racing but for sure he will miss riding his bike, so we asked him to do some tests, as it’s not every day you have the opportunity to have a fast rider like Casey available for tests! He will enjoy riding a prototype and HRC will be able to do some interesting tests, both with the full prototype RCV and with the “Production Racer” bike we will sell to the MotoGP teams next year. Anyway, Casey won’t do any wild card race, just private tests in Motegi.