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MotoGP Australia: Marquez 'Chance to try things for 2015'

Although 2014 MotoGP title is in the bag, Marc Marquez believes remaining rounds could be 'even more important' for Honda.
With his second successive MotoGP title confirmed, Marc Marquez admits that the remaining three rounds will not carry the same importance for him personally.

But the young Spaniard believes they could now be especially significant for Honda, with the chance to give an early race debut to some 2015 developments.

“These last three races are ok not important for me like the other ones, but maybe for Honda they are more important,” Marquez said at Phillip Island on Thursday. “Because now maybe we have the chance to try special things for next year, or try different things, thinking about 2015.”

Marquez was quick to rule out an early debut for the 2015 RC213V - impossible due to the engine freeze regulations, which prevent engine design changes during the racing season.

Use of the 2014 engine with the 2015 chassis is also a non-starter due to the cost of making them fit together. However he hopes some 'options' can be evaluated now that the championship pressure is gone.

“It is not possible to race the 2015 bike because next year the engine changes a little bit and it would [also] be really expensive to adapt the engine we have now to the new [2015] chassis. We already spoke about this at Brno,” Marquez explained.

“Just I will try maybe some options, if they will give me something, but if not we will race with our current bike until the end of the year.”

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October 16, 2014 10:32 PM

ProfessorX: @MotoMarc, you should ask Repsol how much money they are giving Honda, .
How much do you think Repsol is giving Honda. The way you carry on, you must think its an astronomical amount.


October 16, 2014 3:36 PM
Last Edited 734 days ago

Shouldn't there be a rule to prevent a totally new bikes scheduled for the next year from being used in a current season. In this case it appears the engine rule is preventing Honda (or other teams) from using next years bike this year to get an early start on next years development especially for no designs and technology. Marquez notes that this year's engine doesn't fit next year's chassis so it can't be used in remaining rounds to further develop it for next season. Nevertheless, isn't that why they allow manufacturers to test next year's new bikes at given practices.

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