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Honda hints at September debut for the 2014 RCV

The new 2014 Honda RCV could be debuting as early as September
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Friday, 26, Jul 2013 09:58

by Tom Walsh

Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa could be riding the new 2014 RCV in September, Honda Racing Corporation executive vice-president Shuhei Nakamoto has hinted.

The model was first unveiled at Motorland Aragon and will undergo further testing from the two riders at the Misano World Circuit in San Marino prior to the planned debut in September.

Marquez and Pedrosa will then be given the option to take up the bike for the remainder of the MotoGP season.

Speaking to MotoGP.com, Nakamoto explained that while Repsol Honda were having a good season, they were looking to widen the gap between themselves and the Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, who currently occupy third and fourth place respectively.

He added that the new bike could make the difference in the latter part of the season telling the news provider: "We are now making the next step and we will be able to test again after Misano. If the riders are happy, we will start to use [the 2014 machine]."

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