Marc Marquez won’t try and steal a march on his rivals by racing Honda’s 2015 prototype RC213V machine in the final phase of the current campaign.
Marquez broke the Brno lap record when he tested next year’s RC213V contender immediately after losing his 100% winning streak in the Czech Republic last month.
The 21-year-old, who returned to winning ways last Sunday with a brilliant victory over Yamaha rival Jorge Lorenzo at Silverstone, said he would have liked to race the 2015 bike ahead of schedule.
But after consulting with HRC and his Repsol Honda crew, it has been agreed that Marquez will finish the season on this year’s RC213V, which he has won 11 out of 12 races on so far.
The Spaniard said: “I would like to use the new bike and I am sure if I pushed a lot Honda would give to me. We already spoke with them and my team and until now all is going well and we don’t want to take any risks. Maybe with the 2015 bike I can be faster but we have seen during the season that my pace on the 2014 bike has been so good and we have taken the decision to continue like that.”
Assessing where the 2015 RC213V has improved compared to the current model, Marquez added: “It is better in mid-corner and I am really happy because we improved in that area. With better mid-corner feeling it means we are faster on the exit too.”