"It's such bad luck, but this what sometimes races are about," he said. "We still need to figure out our level and our limits, but we will carry on engine development, step by step, after this race. Our goal is to improve power, while preserving reliability. So far, we managed to improve the compression ratio but we still have plenty of work to do on the cylinder head and electronics. Our top speed is now a little closer to the EVO bikes, but we still have plenty of margin to optimize the package."