Stoner likes ‘Fun’ 1000cc Honda Prototype News

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Honda Goldwing prototype M1

By Gordon Hatch, MotoGP

Honda ends its test of MotoGP prototype in Jerez

The Racing Corporation ended its public test of its 2012 prototype last week Repsol Honda Team Casey Stoner being the one of its three factory riders part in the test. Dani broke his collarbone in a racing with satellite Honda Marco Simoncelli at last fourth round of this MotoGP championship in Le Mans, while Andrea Dovizioso was not at the test.

With a two-week before the Grand Prix of in Barcelona, Spain, Stoner for the test at the same Jerez where he was taken out at turn one by Rossi earlier this However, this time the champion had the track to himself he evaluated the machine that he eventually ride in his 2012

By no means its first shakedown, the has been already on track in where HRC test riders Akiyoshi and Shinichi Ito were with this task in at Suzuka. Ito performed the shakedown of the new early in the morning before slung his leg over the Honda to his testing schedule. In total he 50 laps (221km) and as well as the standard 800cc Bridgestone used this season, he tested the new prototype tyres for

Casey Stoner tests the 1000cc

Photo by: Repsol

Stoner’s laps were monitored by top HRC mechanics flown in for the test and along with the ResearchDevelopment engineers they attentively to Stoner’s opinions on the that Honda says is on the concept of the present RC212V and the gained in the last stage of bikes.

Speaking after his 50-lap Stoner said, “Everything has very well, very It’s just nice to the 1000cc again, to feel the and the power. I had a lot of fun, I enjoyed the day because everything we’ve seems to be working, so no complaints.

The disappointment is that Dani is not be here to test, as he is important to the of this bike.

“We didn’t on anything special today, tried to understand what the is doing, how it reacts on the brakes and like that, also some the issues we have the 800cc right now. The point seems to be stronger, in the front going into the seems to be very good, and of we want to understand how the power is, and it is very smooth so no problem. In we haven’t changed too much the set up we have on the 800cc right now and the is very similar, so it’s good,” he said.

It’s just nice to the 1000cc again, to feel the and the power. I had a lot of fun.

Honda Goldwing prototype M1


Shuhei Nakamoto Vice-president of HRC was with the test but also the importance of getting Pedrosa’s as already stated by Stoner, “I we had a good day of testing, the machine well as we hoped, without any issues. Of course, it’s the first day so we will need to but we tested many things and was ok. Casey is happy with a powerful engine, also was ok and on the chassis side we need to progressing.

“Unfortunately, Dani is not here and it be better to have both feedback. Casey’s comments are similar to the ones we received the test riders, and this is Hopefully we can get Dani’s impressions to keep working on the development,” he

New Fuel

Honda believes with the switch back to capacity, a “crucial point” the new engine will be fuel as again in 2012 bikes keep the 21 litre tank – the as the current 800cc machines. To with this issue, recently sent experts to to develop a specific fuel and for the new bike and say that engineers at the Technology Centre are focusing on a which will not only “optimum fuel efficiency” but deliver “maximum performance.”

The new fuel and lubricant was used in the tested by Stoner at the two-day test with no apparent The giant petroleum company is researching and developing new fuels and year the fuel it developed for Márquez saw him winning the 125cc Championship. Repsol says it develop the fuel through tests with a single engine for research based on the being developed by Honda for the MotoGP season.

The single cylinder engine Repsol mentions could be the new 4-… engine that will race in the new Moto3 that begins next in replacement of the current 125cc Honda has already announced it will present the new machine in on 2nd June this year.


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