News 29 Jul 2015

HRC details Stoner's Suzuka throttle malfunction

Endurance-spec throttle cable found to cause heavy crash.

Source: FIM.

Source: FIM.

Honda Racing Corporation has carried out a detailed analysis following the crash of Casey Stoner in last weekend’s Suzuka 8 Hours.

Checking the throttle, which is a particular specification for endurance HRC factory bikes and different from the standard throttle used on the Honda CBR1000RR road version, a malfunction was discovered related to the throttle cable.

This kind of problem hasn’t arisen before, however HRC will cease using this throttle specification and will design a new one to be used for endurance races.

HRC has apologised to Casey Stoner and thanked him for the effort he made in attending the event.