Marc Márquez saddles up on 2014 Honda

Marc Márquez shook down the 2014 version of the Honda RC213V at Aragón this week...
By Joseph Caron Dawe
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The 2014 Honda RC213V awaits in pit lane
Marc Marquez Repsol Honda MotoGP 2013 2014
The 2014 Honda RC213V awaits in pit lane Dani Pedrosa put some laps in on Wednesday and it was Márquez's turn to try the new version of the MotoGP prototype on Thursday, the final day of a three-day test at Aragón... © Photo courtesy of Repsol Honda team
Márquez in full flow
Marc Marquez Repsol Honda MotoGP 2013 2014
Márquez in full flow The 2014 version has a completely new engine and chassis in anticipation of next season's regulations, and the Repsol Honda pair could have used it at the next round in Assen if they wanted. Neither will, preferring to stick with the 2013 version for now... © Photo courtesy of Repsol Honda team
The famous Márquez lean
Marc Marquez Repsol Honda MotoGP 2013 2014
The famous Márquez lean The rookie put in 13 laps on the new prototype as improved conditions on Thursday allowed a more productive day than the previous two... © Photo courtesy of Repsol Honda team
Work still to do
Marc Marquez Repsol Honda MotoGP 2013 2014
Work still to do Márquez said: “The first feeling was quite good and the engine has some improvement. With the chassis, there is also an improvement but also some areas to work on... Anyway, this is a very good base for the HRC engineers to work from but at the moment I prefer our current 2013 machine.” © Photo courtesy of Repsol Honda team