Have Honda hit the limit after experiencing technical gremlins with their RC213V?
ALL of the Honda riders were absent from the second day of testing at Sepang today after an engine failure on Dani Pedrosa's RC213V yesterday.
The historical Honda reliability came into question after Pedrosa broke down whilst on a hot lap. A red light appeared on the instrumentation of the Spaniard's RC213V, indicating a malfunction within the engine.
HRC immediately sought to analyse the issue and sent the engine back to Japan to undergo a diagnosis and as a precaution the Honda technicians decided to stop all their riders from lapping the Malaysian circuit. In a statement from HRC it was said that the feedback from the investigation was positive, but did not reveal the reason behind the fault.
A go-ahead was given for the riders to begin testing, but arrived after lunch when the Sepang circuit was drenched by heavy rain. The Honda riders will return to track action when testing resumes tomorrow.
Yamaha took an opportunity of the events to tease their rivals, jokingly asking Honda on Twitter whether the fault was similar to the red light of death on the Xbox.
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