An almost perfect test at Buriram for Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, who both proved highly competitive on board the Honda at the Thai track. Before returning to Spain, the two riders took the opportunity to travel to Indonesia, where the livery of the RC213V was today unveiled at the International Expo in Jakarta.
Alberto Puig, who replaces Livio Suppo as team manager, was on hand, as was Tetsuhiro Kuwata, general manager of HRC Operations Division. Also in attendance as guests were participants in the “Step Up Program” programme, strongly backed by the manufacturer and aimed at youngsters.
Just after 3pm local time, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa unveiled the bike, the livery of which retains its traditional colours. Red and orange prevail, with a touch of white for good measure. Then there is the inevitable Repsol wording on the front fairing and Red Bull on the sides. #93 has a smile on his face after the Chang test: “We've been here to Jakarta many times and so it feels very familiar - ha he comments – over the winter, we carried out two tests and both went quite well. We're going to work hard at Losail too so that we're ready for the start of the championship. We want to fight for the title and make sure our fans enjoy themselves”.
This is echoed by Dani Pedrosa: “It's great to see so many fans. Last week we were in Thailand and the people gave us a really warm welcome”. Dani then touches on the pre-season tests: “It's all gone well up until now. In Qatar we'll have a better idea as to where we're at, seeing as conditions will be different. I'm ready to give it 100% and try to win".