Rd.07 French GP - Track Report
Track Report by Alberto Puig [Repsol Honda Team - Team Manager]
It was not a good final result for the Repsol Honda Team at the French GP.
It clearly was not the result we were expecting or what we are aiming for. Of course, we aspire to achieve the maximum that is possible – this is always our target. But the reality is that we are facing some troubles. We are still searching for how we can achieve our true potential. This weekend in Le Mans was again not an easy one.
After the problems during practice, can Marc Marquez’s position in the race be viewed more positively?
In terms of results, it’s not what he expects as well. Of course, this race was not a complete disaster. But we have to look at the overall situation and this is not our true position and clearly not Marc’s position.
Where does Honda need to find solutions?
We know where we have to improve. We need more time to test what we believe can help us to fix the problems we are having, for now we must keep working and waiting for these solutions to arrive for Europe as soon as possible. We are checking.
Positive points from the French GP?
All our riders were able to finish the race, but I think the only positive point is that we are not happy. This is very positive because in terms of racing, when things are going wrong and something is not as you expected – it’s very easy to lose your motivation but this is not our mentality. We are going to fight back, to improve and get back to achieving the results we aim for.