There is only one race left until the end of the MotoGP World Championship season, and Honda has only one GP left to avoid two negative milestones in their history: being the only manufacturer not to win a second time and finishing last at the constructors.
After 19 laps, the Japanese constructor has secured two podiums: Pol Espargaro’s third in Qatar and Marc Marquez’s second in Australia. Otherwise it only managed to get into the top five of the races on three other occasions and in Germany it couldn’t even score.
Because Team Suzuki Ecstar had seen Alex Rins win at the Australian GP, Honda became the only one of the six constructors without a win this year – otherwise Aprilia, Ducati, KTM and Yamaha all took their first wins in the first four races.
Honda currently occupies the last position in the Constructors’ World Championship. With 25 points in the Valencia GP and 21 points behind Suzuki, it is still possible to leave that position, but that requires at least a second place on the circuit of Ricardo Tormo… result of his rival.
With this season coming to an end and the RC213V lacking the arguments to fight for its desired successes, Honda has already worked towards 2023 – hoping to make significant progress after three tough seasons as Marc Marquez will start another year fully fit and Joan Mir joins the structure.