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Honda Racing Corporation and Marc Márquez Agree to Extend Contract by Four Years



20th February 2020 - Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) announced that it has reached an agreement with 27-year old Spanish rider Marc Márquez, currently competing in the FIM*1 MotoGP World Championship for HRC’s factory team*2 “Repsol Honda Team,” to extend their contract for four years starting in 2021.

In 2013, Marc Márquez debuted in the MotoGP class riding the RC213V for Honda’s factory team, Repsol Honda Team, and became the youngest MotoGP world champion in history that year. In 2014, he won the first ten rounds and with three more wins for the season, he once again was crowned MotoGP king. Although he was unable to make it a hat trick in 2015, Márquez has won four consecutive titles since 2016. His overall premier class achievements*3 include 62 pole positions (a MotoGP record) and 56 victories (3rd most in MotoGP history).

  1. FIM: Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme
  2. Factory team: Racing team managed by the bike manufacturer. For Honda, Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) manages its factory teams.
  3. As of the end of 2019 Round 19 (Valencia)

Marc Marquez

“I am very proud to announce my renewal with Honda Racing Corporation for the next four years. Honda gave me the opportunity to arrive in the MotoGP class with a factory bike in 2013. Since the first year we have achieved success together and I am very happy to continue being part of the Honda family. HRC gives me the confidence to extend this partnership to obtain our common goal and continue our story of success.”


Yoshishige Nomura | Honda Racing Corporation President

“We are happy to announce that, after the end of the current season, Marc will stay in the Honda family for four more years. We started talking a few months ago, as both parties wanted to stay together and continue winning. Marc started his career in the premium class in 2013 and with him, we have won six of the last seven years MotoGP titles. As a unique champion, he deserves a unique deal. I am very confident in this partnership and I wish everyone involved continued sucessess.”


About Marc Marquez

Birth date: February 17, 1993
Birthplace: Spain
Achievements
2008 Debuts in World Grand Prix racing, 125cc class 13th
2009 World Grand Prix 125cc class 8th
2010 World Grand Prix 125cc class champion
2011 Moto2 class 2nd
2012 Moto2 class champion
2013 MotoGP class champion
2014 MotoGP class champion
2015 MotoGP class 3rd
2016 MotoGP class champion
2017 MotoGP class champion
2018 MotoGP class champion
2019 MotoGP class champion
MotoGP
* Titles:6(2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) ・Starts:127
* Podiums:95(Win:56, 2nd:29, 3rd:10) ・Pole Positions:62
* Race fastest lap:56
Moto2
* Titles:1(2012)
* Starts:32
* Podiums:25 (Win:16, 2nd:6, 3rd:3) ・Pole Positions:14
* Race fastest lap:7
125cc
* Titles:1(2010)
* Starts:46 ・Podiums:14(Win:10, 3rd:4) ・Pole Positions:14
* Race fastest lap:9



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