MADRID (Dispatches) - Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has outlined what changes he wants made to the 2020 Honda in a bid to find more performance.
Marquez eased to his sixth premier class world title this season with four races to spare, and won 11 grands prix while finishing inside the top two in 17 of the 18 events run so far.
But he has done this on an RC213V constantly criticized by its riders for being more difficult to ride than its predecessor, particularly in the corners.
Surprisingly, Marquez's main requests for next year's bike relate to corner-exit grip and the final phase of braking.
The latter is an area that improved significantly this year due to Honda's new, more powerful engine, but in which Marquez still feels he is overworking the front tyre - highlighting his numerous front-end saves as proof of this.