Honda is very positve after the recent tests in Valencia this week. Honda tested the new RA106, the car proved to be fast but however there were also some reliability problems.
“It has been another very good test for us this week with the new RA106 cars,” said chief engineer Mark Ellis. “We have again had to contend with poor weather and track conditions, however the cars have proven to be fast and consistent in all conditions. Despite a couple of small issues, we are happy with the reliability of the new car. We look forward to continuing our development programme in Jerez next week.”
Shuhei Nakamoto, Engineering Director, Honda Racing Development added, “We have gained a little more top power and an improved torque curve after this test. Our target is 100% reliability so we still have work to do in the coming weeks, but overall we have made good progress.”