Honda’s situation continues to be a nightmare. Alberto Puig admits that after the Catalan Grand Prix it is difficult to find something positive, although now they arrive at a track where they have achieved good results in the past.
For Honda to see the light this season in MotoGP is costing, and a lot. Each Grand Prix that passes the results continue in the same line, dark.After the GP of Montmeló, two new zeroes of the two riders of the factory team that leave the worst feeling. Márquez’s situation does not help and neither does Pol Espargaró’s adaptation. This, added to the fact that the Honda is not working well, forms a rather negative whole for a factory that is no longer at the forefront. Alberto Puig considers in his usual analysis that nothing positive can be found in the overall situation.
“All we can say is that HRC and the team are 100% focused on solving these problems and trying to find solutions for our riders. If we talk about the crashes themselves, then the positive point is that both riders were unhurt and without consequences. Honda HRC is never looking for excuses and neither are its riders. There is a problem, we have to fix it and we are working on it”.
Honda arrives at a special circuit for Marc Márquez. A track he likes and where he has achieved good results. In addition, he will try to solve everything that has prevented him from getting a good result in the last few races. However, Puig is not fully motivated to arrive at Sachsenring, but he emphasizes to try. “It’s a circuit where our riders have always been fast, especially Marc. We all know his speed there. But at the moment we don’t have the perfect circumstances to make a big step between races. I mean, from Barcelona to then achieve a great result in Germany. In any case, of course, we will try”.
The Catalan Grand Prix was one of great emotions. It was the home race and it had a standing ovation from the crowd, lifting the spirits of the HRC riders, who left without seeing a big improvement. “This weekend we saw the crowd return to the grandstands for the first time in 2021. Step by step, the overall situation is getting closer to normal for everyone. But for us, it won’t be normal until we win again”.