So the Rio MotoGP race sucked in a huge way for the Repsol Honda MotoGP team with both riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa (“Pestrosa”–Medley) being hurled on the ground with terrific force.
There seem to be some balance issues with Honda’s current factory HRC RC213V–front adhesion or rear traction or maybe something in the middle.
Judging by the containers (and easily read shipping paperwork that looks carefully stapled to them) that arrived today from the airport, HRC has sent three large wooden crates of potential solutions to the track here at CoTA for their MotoGP team.
What’s in them? Who knows. One piece of paper taped to a crate reads “NEW”.
But consider this: there are a lot of crates here in the paddock today at CoTA. Most of them are just that, crates slapped together to ship stuff using the strongest and most readily available wood to be found.
Not the HRC crates, though. The HRC crates have square corners, no mis-pounded nails or trail of old nail holes. They are not picture frame-quality, but the plywood used to make the crates to transport the HRC parts is “nice kitchen” level plywood. And it’s stained. HRC stains the plywood crates they use to ship parts to their MotoGP team.