Marquez to start Assen weekend with 2014 chassis

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Repsol Honda confirmed today that Marc Marquez will use a 2014 chassis this weekend at the Dutch TT. The Spaniard briefly tested with the frame at the post Catalan Grand Prix test before a rain shower disrupted the day. Afterwards Marquez said that his feeling was better with the old frame but that they didn't have time to do a proper analysis because of the weather.

"I feel good and there's good potential," said Marquez after the test. "But the thing is that I only did 5-7 laps and I cannot say if it is much better or much worse, because you need to try with new tyres, with old tyres, with a long run."

In Spain Marquez used a 2014 frame with the current swingarm and it's likely that he'll start this weekend's action with a similar configuration before deciding whether to continue with the older chassis.

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Steve English

By Steve English