World Superbike testing at Phillip Island came to a close today, and when the dust settled, reigning champion Tom Sykes stamped his authority, setting the fastest time of the test at 1:30.239, just five thousandths shy of the outright lap record held by Carlos Checa. The time was set during the morning session of testing, […]
Honda MotoGP Testing Idled By Engine Failure Investigation
A red warning light prevented Honda riders from taking part in the second day of MotoGP testing at Malaysia’s Sepang circuit.
While its competitors were hitting the track, Honda was forced to wait for analysis on the engine of Dani Pedrosa‘s RC213V. A red warning light on the RC213V’s dash came on late in the first day of testing, indicating a potential failure.
Honda shipped the engine back to Japan to determine what caused the warning light to activate. As a result, Pedrosa, his Repsol teammate Casey Stoner, Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista and LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl were kept from testing in case there was a serious problem with the engine.
All four Honda riders are expected to resume testing on the third day of testing.
[Source: Honda, Photo by GEPA Pictures]