Marc Marquez Uses ‘Pokemon Tail’ a la Ducati


Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez tested the latest aerodynamic package for the Honda RC213V motorcycle. Marquez’s bike used the new fairing in Australia this weekend. One of them is the ‘Pokemon tail’ which was previously used by Ducati.

During a free practice session at the MotoGP Australia 2022, Marquez tested the new aero package on his Honda RC213V mount. Marquez claims the aerodynamic package is quite positive. Although, he admitted that it was not easy to use the new aerodynamic package.

“But I feel some positives with the new parts in the morning. Then in the afternoon we try them again to confirm our findings, we use all our time to try these things and this is what you have to do if you want to improve to the future,” said Marquez on the official Repsol Honda website.

PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 14: Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team rides during the free practice session of the MotoGP of Australia (Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix) during free practice for the MotoGP of Australia at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on October 14, 2022 in Phillip Island, Australia.  (Photo by Steve Wobser/Getty Images)Marc Marquez in Phillip Island, Australia. (Photo by Steve Wobser/Getty Images) Photo: Steve Wobser/Getty Images

“We can see that the Honda is working, even with only three races left. I will continue to use it tomorrow. Then we will see what is possible on Saturday and Sunday, the feeling on the bike is quite good and we can see the potential. can go back to Phillip Island,” he said.

Marc Marquez himself became the fastest racer in the free practice session 3 Saturday (15/10/2022) morning. Marquez recorded the best time of 1 minute 28.4 seconds or 0.13 seconds faster than Luca Marini in second.

Previously, the aerodynamic device embedded in the tail of the motorcycle has been used by Ducati. The Ducati Desmosedici GP motorcycle brought by Enea Bastianini and Jorge Martin in the British MotoGP has a new aerodynamic device on the rear tail. The new wing design on the back is said to be similar to the ancient animal Stegosaurus.

The new device was first used by Ducati in free practice sessions 1 and 2 at the Silverstone Circuit, England. Its unique shape also steals the public’s attention.


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