Word is that Marc Marquez’s brother, Alex Marquez, digs the new prototype that HRC’s been working on – and with both brothers experiencing a score of falls due to the previous bike’s incompatibility, we’re eager to see what the new machine brings to the track.
We cite the ‘2021 falls list’ available from a report on Crash for this particular bit of info – a bugger of a list that apparently had a handful of Hondas up toward the top, with the report telling us that Tech3 KTM‘s Iker Lecuona was first with 26 MotoGP falls, seconded by Marc, who suffered “a higher tally per round with 22 accidents from 14 events.”
Marc was flanked closely by Pol Espargaro, who suffered 20 falls, and Alex Marquez who’s sitting pretty at 22. We’re also told Honda rider Nakagami was ninth on the list and has tucked 12 accidents under his proverbial belt.
“Honda has changed the bike to a totally different concept,” he says.
“I already tried it at Jerez and as I said it’s exciting because from the beginning it was a motorcycle that we didn’t know, but lap times were fast and we felt quite comfortable riding it. We win in some areas and lost in some others, but we still have to further understand and we have a lot of work ahead. Lap times are good and that is positive.”
“The expectation is to try to become more regular and stay in the top eight in 2022.”