Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez will not use a new chassis at this weekend’s Brno race as he feels more comfortable with the existing one.
The Repsol Honda man confirmed both he and Dani Pedrosa tested the new frame at the Czech Republic circuit a couple of weeks ago - and that Japanese engineers were present - but says he will run the old chassis.
“We tried several things, including a chassis, especially with a view to next year. We are still missing something on the exit of the corner. But we will not use it because I feel more comfortable with the one I have used so far,” said Marquez, speaking at Brno.
“Two weeks ago, here, we tested and like always in a test, some things were working well, some things I preferred what we already have up to now. But I was happy because I saw that all of Japanese staff were pushing a lot to try and improve and we improved in some areas.
“Always you try to learn a few things, you try to improve. Honda is trying to push at the maximum to give the best package to all Honda riders. I am quite happy for the Brno test and now I look forward to this weekend, for the Monday test and then the next races, when it will be important to always be constant and fast.”