Honda RC213V

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Honda RC213V
Marc Marquez 2013.jpg
Marc Márquez, riding a Honda RC213V, at the 2013 British Grand Prix.
Manufacturer Honda Racing Corporation
Production 2011
Predecessor Honda RC212V
Engine 1,000 cc (61 cu in) four-stroke V4

The Honda RC213V is a road racing motorcycle developed to race in the MotoGP series for the 2012 season and on. Rules for 2012 allow motorcycles up to 1,000 cc (61 cu in) in capacity, with a limit of 4 cylinders and a maximum 81mm cylinder bore.[1]

The model name designates the following:

  • RC= Honda's traditional racing prefix for 4-stroke bikes
  • 213= third works bike of the 21st century
  • V= V engine

History[edit]

In 2012, Honda fielded two factory RC213Vs, ridden by Repsol Honda teammates Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa; a third and fourth will be used by Álvaro Bautista in the Gresini Racing team and Stefan Bradl in the LCR team.[2][3] Jonathan Rea, also competed in two Grand Prix as a replacement rider for Casey Stoner, following his crash at Indianapolis.

At the first pre-season test Pedrosa and Stoner were at the top of the timesheets with the new RC213V.[4] [5]

From their combined efforts, with the Repsol riders winning 12 races of 18, and finishing 2nd and 3rd in the riders championship, the RC213V won its maiden constructors championship, under the first year of 1000c regulations.

In 2013, the reigning Moto2 champion Marc Márquez replaced the retiring Casey Stoner in the Repsol Honda team, and won the riders championship on the RC213V. Dani Pedrosa came third in the riders' championship, and the RC213V won its second constructors' championship in its second year on track.

In 2014, at the first pre-season test at Sepang the RC213V continued to top the timing sheets, with its riders coming 1st, 3rd, 5th and 6th on the first day of the Sepang Test and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 9th on the second day.[6]

Production racers[edit]

RCV1000R[edit]

On 7 November 2013 HRC revealed the RCV1000R, a simplified "production racer" that non-MSMA teams Gresini Racing, AB Motoracing and the Aspar Racing Team raced in 2014.[7] The RCV1000R lacks the seamless shift gearbox and the pneumatic operated valves of the RC213V and uses the official Dorna-issued ECU software.

RC213V-RS[edit]

Honda RC213V-RS
Manufacturer Honda Racing Corporation
Production 2014
Predecessor Honda RCV1000R
Engine 1,000 cc (61 cu in) four-stroke V4
Related Honda RC213V

For 2015 the new RC213V-RS will replace the underpowered RCV1000R, adopting the pneumatic operated valves but still lacking the seamless shift gearbox.

Specifications[edit]

2012[8] 2013[9] 2014
Overall length 2,052 mm (80.8 in)
Overall width 645 mm (25.4 in)
Overall height 1,110 mm (43.7 in)
Wheelbase 1,435 mm (56.5 in)
Road Clearance 115 mm (4.5 in)
Weight over 157 kg (346 lb)

as per FIM Regulations

over 160 kg (353 lb)

as per FIM Regulations

Engine Type Liquid-cooled, Four-stroke, DOHC 4 Valve, V-4
Displacement 1,000 cc (61 cu in)
Max Power Over 176 kW (over 230 hp)
Top Speed over 350 km/hour
Fuel Capacity 21 L (4.6 imp gal; 5.5 US gal) 20 L (4.4 imp gal; 5.3 US gal)
Frame Type Aluminum Twin Spar
Suspension Front : Telescopic fork (Öhlins)

Rear : Pro-Link (Öhlins)

Brakes Front : Carbon ceramic (Brembo)

Rear : Steel disk (Yutaka)

Complete MotoGP results[edit]

Motorcycle summary[edit]

  • World Championship titles:
Constructors: 4 (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)
Riders: 3 (Marc Márquez 2013, 2014, 2016)
Teams: 3 (Repsol Honda 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Races won: 47
2016: Márquez 5, Pedrosa 1, Crutchlow 1, Miller 1 (8 in total)
2015: Márquez 5, Pedrosa 2 (7 in total)
2014: Márquez 13, Pedrosa 1 (14 in total)
2013: Márquez 6, Pedrosa 3 (9 in total)
2012: Pedrosa 7, Stoner 5 (12 in total)
  • Poles: 51
2016: Márquez 6, Crutchlow 1 (7 in total)
2015: Márquez 8, Pedrosa 1 (9 in total)
2014: Márquez 13, Pedrosa 1 (14 in total)
2013: Márquez 9, Pedrosa 2, Bradl 1 (12 in total)
2012: Pedrosa 5, Stoner 5, Bautista 1 (11 in total)

These results are accurate up to the 2016 Japanese GP.

RC213V results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Tyres Team No. Rider 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Points RC
2012 B QAT ESP POR FRA CAT GBR NED GER ITA USA IND CZE RSM ARA JPN MAL AUS VAL
Repsol Honda Team 1 Casey Stoner 3 1 1 3 4 2 1 Ret 8 1 4 5 3 1 3 254 3rd
26 Dani Pedrosa 2 3 3 4 2 3 2 1 2 3 1 1 Ret 1 1 1 Ret 1 332 2nd
56 Jonathan Rea 8 7 17 21st
LCR Honda MotoGP 6 Stefan Bradl 8 7 9 5 8 8 Ret 5 4 7 6 5 6 Ret 6 Ret 6 Ret 135 8th
San Carlo Honda Gresini 19 Álvaro Bautista 7 6 6 10 6 4 Ret 7 10 8 5 6 3 6 3 6 5 4 178 5th
2013 B QAT AME ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER USA IND CZE GBR RSM ARA MAL AUS JPN VAL
LCR Honda MotoGP 6 Stefan Bradl Ret 5 Ret 10 4 5 6 4 2 7 6 6 5 5 DNS DNS 5 6 156 7th
GO & FUN Honda Gresini 19 Álvaro Bautista 6 8 6 6 Ret Ret 7 5 4 6 5 5 7 4 5 5 4 5 171 6th
Repsol Honda Team 26 Dani Pedrosa 4 2 1 1 2 2 4 DNS 5 2 2 3 3 Ret 1 2 3 2 300 3rd
93 Marc Márquez 3 1 2 3 Ret 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 DSQ 2 3 334 1st
2014 B QAT AME ARG ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
LCR Honda MotoGP 6 Stefan Bradl Ret 4 5 10 7 Ret 5 10 16 Ret 7 7 Ret 4 7 Ret 4 8 117 9th
GO & FUN Honda Gresini 19 Álvaro Bautista Ret Ret Ret 6 3 8 Ret 7 9 Ret 10 Ret 8 7 10 6 Ret 16 89 11th
Repsol Honda Team 26 Dani Pedrosa 3 2 2 3 5 4 3 3 2 4 1 4 3 14 4 Ret Ret 3 246 4th
93 Marc Márquez 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 15 13 2 Ret 1 1 362 1st
2015 B QAT AME ARG ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
Repsol Honda Team 7 Hiroshi Aoyama 11 Ret Ret 1 25th
26 Dani Pedrosa 6 16 4 3 8 2 4 5 5 9 2 1 5 1 3 206 4th
93 Marc Márquez 5 1 Ret 2 4 Ret Ret 2 1 1 2 Ret 1 Ret 4 1 Ret 2 242 3rd
CWM LCR Honda[N 1]
LCR Honda[N 1]
35 Cal Crutchlow 7 7 3 4 Ret Ret Ret 6 7 8 Ret Ret 11 7 6 7 5 9 125 8th
EG 0,0 Marc VDS 45 Scott Redding 13 Ret 9 13 Ret 11 7 13 Ret 13 12 6 3 12 10 11 11 15 84 13th
Team HRC with Nissin 72 Takumi Takahashi 12 4 26th
2016 M QAT ARG AME ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER AUT CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
Repsol Honda Team 73 Hiroshi Aoyama 15
69 Nicky Hayden 17
26 Dani Pedrosa 5 3 Ret 4 4 4 3 12 6 7 12 5 1 6 155 6th
93 Marc Márquez 3 1 1 3 13 2 2 2 1 5 3 4 4 1 1 Ret 298 1st
LCR Honda 35 Cal Crutchlow Ret Ret 16 11 Ret 11 6 Ret 2 15 1 2 8 5 5 1 141 7th
Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 69 Nicky Hayden 15
43 Jack Miller 14 Ret DNS 17 Ret Ret 10 1 7 DNS 16 Ret 10 57 18th
53 Esteve Rabat 15 9 13 18 Ret DNS 14 11 16 14 10 15 17 Ret 14 16 29 21st

RC213V-RS results[edit]

(key)

Year Tyres Team No. Rider 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Points RC
2014 B QAT AME ARG ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
Drive M7 Aspar 7 Hiroshi Aoyama 15 1 (68)[N 2] 14th
2015 B QAT AME ARG ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
AB Motoracing 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Ret 0 (5)[N 2] 25th
13 Anthony West 23 20 22 0 NC
17 Karel Abraham Ret Ret 21 Ret Ret 17 DNS 21 19 21 Ret 0 NC
24 Toni Elías 22 0 (2)[N 2] 27th
64 Kousuke Akiyoshi 19 0 NC
CWM LCR Honda[N 1]
LCR Honda[N 1]
43 Jack Miller Ret 14 12 20 Ret Ret 11 Ret 15 Ret 19 Ret 12 19 Ret 15 17 21 17 19th
Aspar MotoGP Team 50 Eugene Laverty 18 16 17 18 14 15 12 Ret 17 19 Ret 17 19 14 17 19 19 Ret 9 22nd
69 Nicky Hayden 17 13 16 17 11 Ret Ret 16 16 16 17 12 17 15 13 Ret 16 17 16 20th

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Until the British Grand Prix, the team competed as CWM LCR Honda, with title sponsorship from CWM FX. Thereafter, the team competed as LCR Honda.[10]
  2. ^ a b c Non-bracketed number refers to the number accumulated with the motorcycle, with number in brackets referring to the total accumulated for the season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MotoGP changes for 2012". MotoGP.com. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Gresini confirms Bautista signature for 2012". MotoGP.com. 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  3. ^ "LCR Honda sign Bradl on two-year deal". MotoGP.com. 2011-11-17. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Repsol Honda Team leads the way on the first day of Valencia Test with the new RC213V". Honda. 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  5. ^ "Valencia Test draws to a close with Pedrosa quickest". MotoGP.com. 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  6. ^ "MotoGP Sepang Test – Day 2 Summary: Fuel And Tires Favor Honda, Ducati Improves, & Hayden Suffers". Asphalt & Rubber. 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  7. ^ "HRC unveils RCV1000R for 2014". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Honda Worldwide - Motor Sports - MotoGP – Spec". Honda Racing. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  9. ^ "Honda Worldwide - Motor Sports - MotoGP – Spec". Honda Racing. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  10. ^ "MotoGP Silverstone: New GIVI livery for Cal Crutchlow". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 

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