Coincidence or not, since Marc Márquez was seriously injured in his right arm at the 2020 Spanish GP Honda hasn't had expressive results in MotoGP for a long time – it was only when the spaniard started to recover his physical condition that the team began to fight more regularly at the top and for podiums and victories.
Chicho Lorenzo has no doubt that the fact that the RC213V is tailored primarily for the six-time MotoGP champion is what led to Honda's competitive difficulties. On his YouTube channel, Jorge Lorenzo's father noted that, with the exception of Márquez, it has been a long time since any rider has achieved regular outstanding results with the manufacturer:
– The whole situation at Honda was due to having developed a bike for Marc Márquez. This situation has been going on for so long that, apart from Márquez, no one has managed to win with that bike. And good results can be counted with the fingers of one hand, and half are left without Márquez. One thing is clear to me: Marquez is capable of winning with any bike.
In Chicho Lorenzo's opinion, Márquez would be able to win if the RC213V were more adapted to the other Honda riders, but the opposite doesn't happen due to the riding characteristics of the #93: 'Imagine that the engineers focus on [Takaaki] Nakagami, on the [Pol] Espargaró and Alex Márquez, and they say: «Here we have a bike that works for these three», so that they win or be on the podium. When there is not one, there is another. And work in that direction. With that bike, [Marc] Márquez would also win. Now, making the bike just thinking about [Marc] Márquez, who has such exclusive riding, so aggressive and at the same time so smooth with the movements of his hands, so the result is that others are not able to understand it and they all stumbled'.