Honda 2018 RC213V revealed with near-identical livery to their dominating machine of previous years.
After dominating the recent pre-season tests in Thailand – and let’s be honest – the last few years of the MotoGP championship, Honda revealed their 2018 GP livery in Jakarta today.
And it is almost exactly the same as every other year…
— Repsol Honda Team (@HRC_MotoGP) February 20, 2018
…which bodes well for the Honda team and their precision-like consistency; whilst probably annoying everybody else with their predictability.
From a racing point of view, we’re confident that we can be ready to fight for the title again, because our engineers in Japan made a big effort this winter and our riders are ready.
We know that our competitors will also be strong, and that they’ve taken some steps forward, but we expect a thrilling season – Alberto Puig, Team Manager
Not known to take major risks, the team would appear to be more focused on gaining Marc Marquez his fifth world title – after his stunning win last year – than winning any livery design competitions. And let’s not forget that Pedrosa will almost certainly want to build on his two race wins and fourth place championship finish last year.
Not long now… Excited yet?