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Old 02-15-2016, 12:00 AM   #1
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MotoGP: Repsol Honda Team Unveils RC213V In Indonesia

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It was the second year running for the team痴 official presentation to be held in Indonesia, but this time it was a pit stop for Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa before heading to Australia for the second MotoGP test of 2016.





The Repsol Honda Team unveiled the new RC213V that it will campaign during the 2016 MotoGP World Championship at the Sentul International Circuit in Indonesia. Although there is yet to be a MotoGP round in Indonesia (speculation is 2018), the passion for MotoGP is high and Indonesian fans stuck it out in poor weather to see Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa at the team痴 official unveiling. Below are some photos of Marquez and Pedrosa's steeds for 2016


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Pedrosa (26) and Marquez' (93) weapons for 2016.





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"I feel very proud of having been part of the Repsol Honda Team for my entire career in MotoGP," said Pedrosa at the team's official launch. "This year I知 physically feeling in good shape and I知 eager to start the new season. We are facing many changes and we have a lot of work to do but I知 looking forward to it."





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"We made a few steps in the right direction over the three days at Sepang but we need to make some more at Phillip Island," Marquez said. "I知 confident the HRC engineers and my team will come up with more improvements as we get used to the new software."





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2016 ushers in a new era for MotoGP - the Spec ECU. Here's a look at Pedrosa's dash.





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A look at the RC213V's clutch...





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Repsol Honda's RC213V has a 4 cylinder 天 engine with 1,000 capacity to RC213V, which the team feels can exploit the maximum power of 1,000cc while keeping duration for 18 races in season with 7 engines. They also claim to have reviewed all the details of the new engine, making it lighter, with more power and rider-friendly characteristics.





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The team's carbon fiber front brakes are provided by Brembo. For rear disk and front disk under wet conditions the RC213V relies on Yutaka steel brake disks.





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Also new for 2016 - Michelin spec tires.





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During each grand prix weekend, each rider is permitted to use a maximum of 22 slick tires, 14 wet tires and 6 intermediate tires.





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The tail end of the RC213V...








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