Marquez and Espargaro Can Win at the Mandalika Circuit

Jakarta, IDN Times – The Repsol Honda Team is the champion to achieve impressive results at the upcoming Mandalika Circuit. This was stated by former automotive observer, Arief Setiawan, and former national racer, Ahmad Jayadi.

However, even though they are both champions of Honda, Arief and Jayadi are champions of different racers. Arief supports Pol Espargaro, while Jayadi supports Marc Marquez. What are the reasons for both of them championing the Honda racers?

1. Marquez fits the character of the circuit

Marquez and Espargaro Can Win at the Mandalika CircuitDay 1 of the 2022 MotoGP pre-season at the Mandalika Circuit on Friday (11/2/2022). (IDN Times/Aldila Muharma)

Jayadi has a reason why he favors Marquez. According to him, with the character of the Mandalika Circuit that fast flowingas well as equipped with many points to do stop and gosuits Marquez and his chances of winning are great.

“I favor Marc Marquez (win at Mandalika), because at this circuit there are many points to do stop and go,” said Jayadi at the Mandalika GP Hub, Kuningan, Monday (7/3/2022).

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2. Arief supports Pol Espargaro

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Marquez and Espargaro Can Win at the Mandalika CircuitHonda racer Pol Espargaro. (IDN Times/Sandy Firdaus)

Unlike Jayadi, Arief supported Pol Espargaro to win the race at the Mandalika Circuit. According to him, Espargaro also has a chance to win. Moreover, in the Qatar MotoGP, Espargaro finished in third position.

“For me, it’s a little different. I support Pol Espargaro (win in Mandalika),” said Arief.

3. The character of the Mandalika Circuit benefits Honda

Marquez and Espargaro Can Win at the Mandalika CircuitDay 1 of the 2022 MotoGP pre-season at the Mandalika Circuit on Friday (11/2/2022). (IDN Times/Aldila Muharma)

Arief explained that the character of the Mandalika Circuit is indeed profitable for Honda. Not only Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha also have big winning potential at this circuit, compared to Ducati and KTM.

“My prediction is that Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha will be strong at the Mandalika Circuit. Meanwhile, Ducati and KTM can get stuck. Mandalika needs the ability to twist, while KTM and Ducati don’t have a history of motorbikes that can do it,” said Arief.

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