Friday was a horror for Honda! For more information, go and review their results in the FP2s, relegated to the last four positions, with the exception of Takaaki Nakagami. It definitely hurts to see one of the most prestigious factories in the world of racing struggle so;much.
Among those who are seeking the right direction is Alex Marquez, second to last with a delay of a second and a half from the top.
"All the Hondas are struggling here at Misano, and it's useless to hide," Alex said. "Unfortunately I can't be effective when braking. In fact, I'm not braking as I'd like, and I lack confidence. I'm aware of this, and we have to solve the problem immediately in view of Saturday."
Alex gets into detail.
"One of the peculiarities of this bike is that you have to be aggressive when braking. The fact is that only Marc knows how to make the most of the bike's potential, reaching it limit and getting 110% out of it. I obviously compare myself with him, but then I'm the one who gets on the bike."
As if that weren't enough, there are also holes that create problems.
“Unfortunately, we can't change the asphalt," Alex said jokingly. "We have to adapt. This too is an aspect that affects braking. The fact is that the whole bike moves, and we also struggle in the fast part of the track. I'm referring to TUrns 9,10, and 11."
But Marc's younger brother doesn't want to give up.
"This is my first time with the MotoGP at Misano, and I have to gain confidence. The important thing is that I have better feelings here than in Austria. For tomorrow, I'll try to take a step forward, concentrating more on finding the right effectiveness in the flying lap."