Marc Márquez, the brand new Moto2 world champion and new MotoGP Honda official driver arrived in Japan today, where he plans to visit the Honda factory and its competition department, HRC, to begin to familiarize himself with his new factory and meet the main engineers and managers of the Japanese factory. Shuhei Nakamoto, vice president of HRC and head of Honda in the races will be the host of Marc in this visit, which is accompanied by his manager, Emilio Alzamora.
After two days of visiting Japan, Marc will travel to Malaysia on Saturday, where he will again have the opportunity to test his new motorbike, the same Honda RC213V that he tried on Wednesday of last week, for three days. during the 2013 preseason official tests that took place at the circuit of Cheste, some tests that were cut by the bad weather. Marc can now, during three days (26, 27 and 28 November), test in depth the new motorbike and, possibly, some novelty already in the face of the next season, in which the changes of regulations force to introduce some variants in the motorcycle, as a slight weight gain.
The test next week in Sepang is private Honda and the same, in addition to Marc, will also attend Stefan Bradl, who has signed a contract as an HRC pilot but will continue running with the private team LCR, and Alvaro Bautista, who renewed his contract with Gresini and who has been invited to the test despite not being a factory pilot. The test is framed within those that can perform each team before the winter break and subject to the limitation of training tires, which is a maximum of 250 for the entire preseason.
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