June 20, 2024
‘If Honda doesn’t get nearer in MotoGP, Repsol might lose religion’ | MotoGP

Repsol has backed the manufacturing facility Honda crew since 1995, profitable 15 riders’ titles as much as and together with Marc Marquez’s sixth MotoGP crown in 2019.

However there have been simply three race victories since and, with Marquez insisting he’s lastly again in good bodily form after a fourth arm operation, all eyes are on Honda to enhance its RC213V for 2023.

Jove wrote on Twitter: “As I see it… If Marquez and Mir (and even Rins) do not handle to battle for a podium or victory, all the burden of failure will fall on the bike.

“If it would not get nearer to the extent of Ducati and Aprilia, and provides their riders some likelihood of not less than being within the prime 5, the outlook for Marquez will likely be worrying.

“Due to this fact, Repsol, the most important and oldest sponsor of MotoGP might additionally lose religion in Honda, its veteran associate for a few years.”

Jove feels a practical goal for brand new team-mate Joan Mir, the 2020 world champion for Suzuki, will likely be as follows:

“If Marc wins, a prime 5 from Mir is greater than acceptable. If Marc finishes fifth, a sixth/seventh from Mir wouldn’t be a catastrophe. And naturally if he manages to remain forward [of Marquez] will probably be successful.”

However the larger query for Jove is the long-term relationship between Honda, Repsol and Marquez, “Let’s hope for one of the best, for the nice of all and the present.”

The ultimate MotoGP pre-season take a look at takes place at Portimao from March 11-12.

Abro hilo. Hoy la jornada ha tenido 4 protagonistas con 4 objetivos casi nostlgicos. Repsol; buscando rentabilizad su patrocinio como en pocas pasadas! Honda: buscando retomar el domino del motociclismo que antao tuvieron. Marc Mrquez; en busca de su noveno ttulo mundial.

— Ricard Jov (@RicardJove) February 22, 2023