MotoGP, discontent at Honda.  Alex Rins: “My bike is different”

MotoGP, discontent at Honda. Alex Rins: “My bike is different”

23 Mar 2023 by Luigi Ciamburro Alex Rins leaks some discontent on the eve of the MotoGP ’23 season. His Honda is different from that of Marc Marquez and Joan Mir. Alex Rins has shown good speed at adapting to the Honda RC-V, but minor discontents emerge on the eve of the 2023 MotoGP season. The former Suzuki rider will make his debut in the colors of Lucio Cecchinello’s LCR team at Portimao, a circuit where in the past he particularly shone. 4th place in 2022 is his best result astride the GSX-RR, but with the new bike the road will certainly be more uphill. In the last winter outing he recorded a good feeling and was quite satisfied. Alex Rins was promoted at the end of the preseason, even if six days of testing are not enough to familiarize yourself with the new livery. “I would have liked to ride a few more days, because riding a MotoGP bike, a new bike, the more laps you do the better, but we’ll see what we find here. There will be different conditions, much less grip, Moto2 and Moto3 rubber… We’ll see how it goes “, he summed up to Dazn’s microphones at the Thursday press conference. A different Honda for Alex Rins The Spanish standard bearer didn’t pay dearly for the switch from the V4 engine to the inline 4, cornering with the Honda is good. There are other thoughts on Alex Rins’ head, because at the time of signing he was promised treatment as an official driver. Instead, on the eve of the Portuguese GP, he admits that his bike “is different” from that of Marc Marquez and Joan Mir. “We have different things, but my philosophy is to give my best with what I have… We’ll see, of course, if they demand results from me, I’ll demand to have the same bike as the others”. A clear message to the top management of the Golden Wing in days when there is a regime of “top secret” technique in the HRC pits. It is no secret that the Japanese giant has asked the German Kalex to create a new frame for the RC-V. The biggest motorcycle brand in the world has chosen to rely on a company that has eight employees and manufactures a frame for Moto2. Marc Marquez swore in recent days that he knew nothing about the Kalex chassis and that he had heard the news from the press. In two weeks Stefan Bradl will have a private test in Jerez to try out the new chassis and if the sensations of the test team are good they will mount the chassis in the boxes to ship them directly to Austin. On Friday in free practice it will be mounted on the factory team prototypes, but it will almost certainly not be immediately available to Alex Rins. Photo: Instagram @alexrins



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