The Repsol Honda tie-up has been considered one of motorsport’s most enduring partnerships, with HRC’s manufacturing unit squad first that includes Repsol branding again in 1995.
Since then, the Repsol Honda partnership has celebrated 15 riders’ championships courtesy of Mick Doohan, Alex Criville, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, Casey Stoner and Marc Marquez.
Rumours emerged from the MotoGP paddock in latest weeks that Repsol wouldn’t be renewing its take care of Honda, with hypothesis suggesting a potential title partnership between HRC and considered one of its present main sponsors Pink Bull.
Nevertheless, Motorsport.com revealed final week this was not the case and a new two-year deal between Repsol and Honda was set to be signed imminently.Honda formally introduced this on Tuesday.
HRC President Yoshishige Nomura mentioned: “It’s all the time an incredible feeling to increase our partnership with Repsol, this time for an additional two years.
“Collectively we have now achieved unimaginable success and fashioned a partnership which is exclusive in motorsport.
“Working as one we have now, and can proceed, to beat all obstacles and hardships that are offered to us.
“2020 has been a troublesome 12 months for the world, however along with Repsol we have now continued to work in the direction of our targets.
“We are actually wanting ahead to persevering with this journey collectively and writing many extra pages within the historical past of grand prix racing.”
The 2020 season has largely been a tricky marketing campaign with Honda, compounded by the absence of reigning six-time world champion Marc Marquez attributable to a damaged arm sustained in a crash in July’s Spanish Grand Prix.
Nevertheless, its fortunes have been reworked in latest weeks courtesy of rookie Alex Marquez.
The youthful Marquez brother scored his maiden podium and Honda’s first of the season within the moist French GP, earlier than following this up with a second within the dry at Aragon after placing strain on Alex Rins for the victory.
Marquez lifts himself as much as twelfth within the standings on 67 factors and has drawn stage with KTM’s Brad Binder within the battle for high rookie honours in 2020.
Subsequent 12 months, Honda will area a revised line-up of Marc Marquez and present KTM rider Pol Espargaro, whereas Alex Marquez will transfer to LCR with full manufacturing unit help from HRC.
Marc Marquez is just not anticipated to return to motion now till November’s European Grand Prix on the Ricardo Tormo Circuit close to Valencia.