JawaPos.com – The absence of Marc Marquez made Repsol Honda’s dominance in the last eleven years at the Sachsenring Circuit ended last Sunday (19/6).
Don’t get on the podium. The Japanese factory racer was not even able to score points at the German GP.
This fact made the Honda manufacturer end the record of always getting points in 663 consecutive premier class races. Or rather since the 1982 edition.
Previously Honda has always won the highest podium at the Sachsenring Circuit since 2010. Starting from the dominance of Dani Pedrosa (2010–2012) to being continued by Marquez (2013–2021).
Of the four Honda riders who took to the Sachsenring last weekend, only Stefan Bradl was able to finish. Even then, he only finished in 16th position.
He was 52 seconds adrift of Monster Energy Yamaha racer Fabio Quartararo who became the winner. “What a disappointing day,” Bradl lamented after the race as reported by Motorsport.
The test rider Honda who replaced Marquez said there was a big problem with the Honda RC213V motorcycle.
That’s what made him unable to control the bike optimally throughout the 30 lap race.
The problem is that the engine overheats while driving. He said the temperature was over 30 degrees Celsius.
This made Bradl’s right leg so hot that he couldn’t brake properly.
“The heat from this machine is unacceptable. My feet are on fire.”
“From then on I couldn’t control the bike. Just trying to survive to reach the finish. I myself don’t know how I can survive until the finish with such conditions, “explained Bradl.
In addition to Bradl, the three Honda riders who took part were Pol Espargaro, Takaaki Nakagami, and Alex Marquez.
Espargaro withdrew on lap 22 due to repeated rib injuries after falling in first free practice (FP1).
Nakagami himself stopped on lap 7 due to a fall. Meanwhile, Marquez had an engine problem on lap 6 which made him also have to pull over