HRC engineers are focusing on engine power to deliver unbeatable weapons to Marc Marquez. This 2020 MotoGP Cal Crutchlow will still be equipped with an official Honda motorcycle spec RC213V 2020, equivalent to Marc Marquez and his brother Alex. Initial test results at Sepang Malaysia apparently did not bring big changes compared to last year. There were no significant improvements when the motor entered the corner … Honda Marquezentris, Marc’s telemetry data were useless!
Honda Marquezentris, Marc Telemetry Data Useless!
By 2020, the character of the motorbike remained a motorcycle made around the Spanish style. Marquezentris – Cabroncito … so as ever, Cal Crutclhow said he didn’t need to study Marc’s telemetry data. The racing style of the Cervera racer still cannot be imitated by anyone, especially for a veteran like Cal Crutchlow.
That means the RC213V 2020 prototype remains difficult to tame by other drivers. The Spaniard was able to adapt immediately thanks to the technique especially when entering the corner, using the rear brakes more than other racers. “He uses the rear brake more than anyone else to slow down his bike,” Cal Crutchlow said. Where Cal Crutchlow admitted it was difficult to use the rear brakes. He didn’t do it … very complicated.
The test also depends on Marquez
The critical point RC213V is the first part of deceleration, when the engine brake starts. In the Sepang MotoGP test, Cal reported that feelings with the front of the motor did not seem to improve. And in Qatar, for a short time it is unlikely that there will be change. Cal Crutchlow did several test tasks, but evolution depends on Marc Marquez.
This is not a mystery, nor is it a secret anymore and the decision seems indisputable. Since arriving at Honda in 2015, Cal Crutchlow has tried to study Marquez’s telemetry data, but to no avail. “I followed Marc for four years, I saw telemetry in all free practice and during all weekend competitions and tests. In the end you have to forget about telemetry and do it your way, because nobody drives a motorcycle like Marc “.
Last year Crutchlow ranked ninth in the world, with 133 points. Three podiums and no wins, even though he has an official spec motorbike.