Marquez was extracted from his Marc VDS Moto2 contract and positioned on the manufacturing unit Honda squad for 2020 after triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo introduced his retirement in the course of the last race weekend of 2019.
Regardless of an initially troublesome begin to his rookie season, Marquez would flip into certainly one of Honda’s main lights, scoring the Japanese marque’s solely podiums with a brace of second-place finishes in France and Aragon.
He ended the marketing campaign 14th within the championship.
Honda’s determination to switch him on the manufacturing unit squad with Pol Espargaro was made earlier than the coronavirus-delayed season bought underway – although he’ll stay a factory-supported rider in 2021 after penning a brand new two-year deal to hitch LCR.
Marquez has ridden in LCR colors earlier than, testing for the crew in the course of the Valencia post-season take a look at in 2019.
“After I noticed it for the primary time, which was at the moment, it was wonderful,” Marquez stated of LCR’s new 2021 livery.
“It was a tremendous feeling after I noticed the brand new bike, it’s very nice, particular colors.
“I do know LCR has loads of historical past on the planet championship, so to put on these colors is at all times a pleasure.
“As I stated earlier than, the look is essential, however outcomes are extra essential. So, at all times it’s good to be in colors to attempt to make good outcomes.”
Marquez changed three-time MotoGP race winner Cal Crutchlow at LCR, who will grow to be Yamaha’s official take a look at rider this yr.
The Spaniard will be a part of Takaaki Nakagami on an Idemitsu-backed works Honda at LCR this season, with the Japanese rider’s 2021 livery being unveiled on Saturday.
LCR is the newest crew to launch its 2021 season this week following the Yamaha manufacturing unit squad on Monday.
KTM uncovered its works crew and Tech 3 bikes final Friday, with Ducati launching its 2021 marketing campaign final Tuesday, with its satellite tv for pc outfit Avintia getting the launch season underway on 5 February.
Marquez’s six-time MotoGP champion brother Marc Marquez will probably be current alongside Espargaro on the Repsol Honda launch this Monday, marking his first official look since his aborted comeback from surgical procedure in final July’s Andalusian Grand Prix.