MotoGP: “Honda will pull out the scythe and cut off heads”, but who said that? – Paddock GP

The last German Grand Prix is ​​perhaps the last straw for Honda, with this worst result ever recorded in Grand Prix by the brand since 1982. No points were brought back by its four pilots including both officials ended up with burns from a fairing that couldn’t evacuate heat properly. A situation described as “unacceptable” by the test pilot Stefan Bradl who suffered from it. This edition of the Sachsenring did not go unnoticed within an HRC which is about to turn heads according to an intimate of the world’s leading manufacturer. Alas, these should not be the good ones that we risk seeing rolling…

In this debacle, it is Alberto Puigteam manager of the factory team in the colors of Repsol who is on the front line and he sees himself obliged to react. An uncomfortable situation on which the former LCR employee debated, namely Oscar Haro. The communication was made during his last live speech on Nico Abad’s Twitch channel. We thus find his remarks on Tuttomotoriweb : “ after this weekend’s fiasco in Sachsenringwhere after 40 years Honda hasn’t been able to score points in MotoGP, I think they’ll eventually pull out the scythe at HRC and chop some heads off “.

Alas, the action risks making victims for example… The simplest and most immediate solution is to change the composition of the pilots, but the crisis at Honda will not necessarily end. ” I think we all know what’s wrong “, added Oscar Haro. ” But I imagine there will be a change of the three drivers except Marc Marquez “. A disavowal that will touch Taka Nakagami who will be replaced by Ai Ogura, Pol Espargaro who will return to KTM and Tech3, making way for Joan Mir, and Alex Marquez which seems to be heading towards Ducati and which will give the keys to Alex Rins…

If Honda wants to be ahead, they have to change, like in Formula 1, where almost everything is done in Europe

The new recruits Alex Rins, Joan Mir and Ai Ogura can they reverse the trend? According to the former head of LCR, the answer is negative, because the real problem is not at the bottom, but at the top of the corporate pyramid. According Oscar Harothe racing department of Honda should be entirely transferred to Europe, to accelerate the evolution and the arrival of new components: ” HRC doesn’t have a rider problem, but the other factories have taken three steps forward. The only one who knows how to ride this bike is Marc Marquez “.

To turn the tide, Oscar Haro to the solution: the mentality of a Japanese manufacturer is no longer enough, it is not a question of a longer, shorter or stiffer swingarm, everything requires a process of study, of a project, of engineers, of tests… I think they have to change, if they want to be in front they have to change, like in Formula 1, where almost everything is done in Europe “.

An idea that seems to dig Yamaha, however, culturally, this approach is not yet assimilated in Japan. But it is true that in Formula 1, between Red Bull and Honda, it works and the rumor of a big project Red Bull in MotoGP has been alive for some time now…

Stefan Bradl, Repsol Honda Team, Liqui Moly Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

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