Marc Marquez
Oct 10

MotoGP: Honda Installs Speed Sensor Protector After Aragon Crash

Honda Installs Speed Sensor Protector After Aragon Crash

Honda has made changes to its bike in wake of the Aragon crash. (Photo: Colin Young)

Honda has fitted a carbon fiber protector for the rear wheel speed sensor and cable in the wake of last week’s dramatic collision between factory riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.

The small protecter plate is designed to avoid the freak circumstances that triggered Pedrosa’s high-side crash at Aragon.

Oct 9

MotoGP: Honda Warns No More Friendly Fire

MotoGP: Honda Warns No More Friendly Fire

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team leads Dani Pedrosa of Spain and Repsol Honda Team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Honda race boss Shuhei Nakamoto has sent a message to rookie sensation and MotoGP world title aspirant Marc Marquez: No more friendly fire.

Nakamoto wants to see a calming of the high-risk style that has positioned the 20-year-old Spaniard to become the first rookie in 35 years to win the title.

Oct 7

MotoGP: Marquez Not Expecting MotorLand Penalty

MotoGP: Marquez Not Expecting MotorLand Penalty

Repsol Honda’s rider Marc Marquez celebrates with mechanics after winning the MotoGP race of the Aragon Grand Prix at the Motorland. (Photo: Getty Images)

MotoGP World Championship leader Marc Marquez claims to have been left ‘surprised’ that Race Direction is looking further into the incident between himself and Dani Pedrosa from Sunday’s Aragón Grand Prix, but the 20-year-old is not expecting to be penalised.

When running behind Pedrosa on the sixth lap of the race at MotorLand Aragón, Marquez out-braked himself and made passing contact with the Repsol Honda Team bike in front of him, thus slicing through a sensor cable on the back of Pedrosa’s machine which left the latter without traction control and therefore crashing out of the race just moments later.

Oct 7

MotoGP: Triple-Header Kicks Off With Marquez On Top

MotoGP: Triple-Header Kicks Off With Marquez On Top

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez (L) competes ahead of Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa (2nd L) and Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi (3rd L). (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez’s rivals have a mountain to climb at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Sepang this weekend to chase down the Repsol Honda Team rider’s 39-point lead in the MotoGP™ World Championship with only four races to go.

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo is Marquez’s closest challenger and will be giving his all to try and haul back points on the Honda rookie, who last time out in Aragón made the headlines for not only his latest win. His contact with teammate Dani Pedrosa, which led to the rear wheel sensor of the latter failing – resulting in a big highside – will be discussed by Race Direction this Thursday.

Oct 2

MotoGP: Race Direction To Investigate Marquez-Pedrosa Impact At Aragon

MotoGP: Race Direction To Investigate Marquez-Pedrosa Impact At Aragon

Repsol Honda Team’s Spanish rider Dani Pedrosa (left) falls off his bike. (Photo: Getty Images)

Javier Alonso, Dorna Sports representative of FIM Race Direction, talks of the decision to organize a hearing involving Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa following their incident in the Gran Premio Iveco de Aragón, explaining the possibilities of resultant sanctions or changes in the MotoGP regulations.

Following the incident which involved the pair of Repsol Honda Team riders on the sixth lap of Sunday’s race at MotorLand Aragón, Race Direction has confirmed that it had summoned both competitors as well as representatives of the team in order to technically analyze the moment, with a hearing set to take place at Sepang next Thursday, Oct. 10.