Why Marc Marquez Likes New Honda Civic Type R
By: Fedora Atjeh | Oktober 03, 2017
Yesterday morning the Circuito del Jarama was the stage where the MotoGP Repsol Honda riders Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa, as well as the test champion Toni Bou put their new frames to the test.
No, this was not a test of the new bikes for the 2018 season, for that is still too early. What they were going to have chance to try very thoroughly was the new Honda Civic Type R of 320 hp, and the feelings that have left them are worth knowing.
We arrived at the track in Madrid at noon, but the three drivers took the whole morning carrying guests from Honda dealers across Spain to spin. Turns to a devilish pace, as they admitted later.
Still sweaty by the high temperatures and the rhythm they had rolled on the track, they approached us wherever the friends of the press were, so that the President of Honda Motor Europe España, Marc Serruya, handed over the keys to their new cars, three unpolluted Honda Civic Type R 320 hp.
After the rigorous photo, the pilots began a press conference in which they exchanged their impressions on the Type R after an entire morning rolling with him.
The three were well acquainted with the previous generation of the Type R, because all three have used it over the last few years, which is why everyone has appreciated the evolution compared to the previous generation that is the new Civic Type R.
Dani Pedrosa said: "Despite the fact that it has 320 hp, the feeling of safety that it imparts to the driver is incredible. The car is extremely stable and has an amazing traction capacity that allows you to trace the curves with maximum precision. side, the aesthetic has not left me indifferent and does not hide the full potential sports. "
For his part, Marc Márquez wanted to highlight the benefits of the arrival of a comfort mode that did not have the Type R: "One of the things I liked the new model, is the arrival of comfort mode, which allows better use the previous one was too hard and rigid, you did not have to go relaxed without feeling the irregularities of the asphalt, but the new one allows you to go more comfortable and continue having the security that gives you have 320 hp under the right foot.
In addition to the arrival of this comfort mode, with a greater wheelbase (9.5 centimeters extra) the new model has much more poise and is able to absorb better unevenness of the terrain.
It has also become the fastest compact front-wheel drive sports car on the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a time of 7:43 minutes. "It's not surprising that the Type R has a record in the Nurburgring circuit, it's been great, the acceleration is brutal and the aerodynamic work is noticeable, the car is stuck to the asphalt and at all times you have a exceptional level of grip. It gives the impression that you are at the controls of an airplane on the asphalt, "Marquez said about it.
With a price in Spain of 38,400 euros and its time in Nürburgring Nordschleife, the Honda Civic Type R has become one of the most desirable sports compact in the market. Dani Pedrosa, Marc Márquez and Toni Bou can already enjoy it daily. We will have to settle for a try.