Honda MotoGP bike “uncontrolled” in qualifying
The manufacturing facility Honda rider has up to now did not elevate himself increased than seventeenth on the grid within the seven rounds run this season, although has confirmed to have robust race tempo with 4 points-finishes.
His race tempo in Saturday’s FP4 – by which he was seventh – was corresponding to the likes of Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci and KTM’s Brad Binder round him. However, as soon as once more, in qualifying on contemporary comfortable rubber, Marquez tumbled down the order, together with his better of 1m31.198s simply over 1.1 seconds off Maverick Vinales’ pole time.
“We’re capable of handle the rhythm in a great way and preserve it actually good, however we’re not capable of enhance one second with the brand new comfortable tyre like the opposite ones and be a bit of bit quicker in qualy,” Marquez defined. “It’s what we’re lacking since Jerez. We improved it a bit of bit, however everyone can be bettering that step and everyone is quicker and quicker. So, it’s what we’re lacking.
“On the bike I really feel fairly nice, however simply after we placed on the brand new tyre all the things is uncontrolled, the bike modifications a bit of bit and it’s a bit of bit extra radical on new tyres.”
Explaining how the Honda is behaving on a time assault, Marquez added: “Yeah, the motion is extra radical, all the things is shaking extra. So, it’s what I’m attempting to regulate or to get used to that. However it’s nonetheless troublesome for me once I put within the new tyre.
“Actually, I felt a lot better with the medium rear tyre in FP4 than in qualy with the comfortable one. So, I would like this sort of feeling the place I perhaps want to shut the eyes a bit of bit and push extra. However in the mean time I don’t have the sensation to do it.”
Saturday at Misano proved robust for the one different Honda rider current in LCR’s Takaaki Nakagami, who crashed in FP4 and qualifying at Flip 15, and ended up twelfth on the grid.
He says his crash in qualifying was a results of a “miscommunication” throughout the crew relating to entrance tyres, which Nakagami despatched out on a tough – which he crashed on in FP4 – as a substitute of the medium.
“After the crash [in FP4], I jumped on the second bike which has not one of the best setting, however we saved it to arrange for the qualifying,” he mentioned. “And in qualifying I had a crash once more in the identical level and precisely how I crashed [before], as a result of I’m lacking the communication contained in the crew and so they put a tough entrance once more and I crashed.
“The plan was the medium entrance and comfortable rear, however contained in the crew they’ve some miscommunication. It was the exhausting entrance and I had a crash as a result of the temperature could be very low on the left aspect.”