News 10 Jul 2018

Repsol renews Honda HRC MotoGP partnership in multi-year deal

Long-term partnership to reach 25-year anniversary next season.

Source: Supplied.

Repsol will continue to be the naming rights sponsor of Honda Racing Corporations MotoGP efforts for an additional two years, which will see the successful partnership reach its 25th anniversary next season.

Since 1995, the Repsol and HRC have won 13 rider world championships in the premier class and taken 163 grand prix wins, the most recent coming at the Dutch TT through Marc Márquez.

HRC president Yoshishige Nomura expressed his delight in extending the partnership for two more season, and reflected on the triumphs the two companies have experienced in the last two and half decades.

“We’re delighted to announce the extension of our partnership with Repsol for two more years,” said Nomura. “Next season will mark the 25th anniversary of the longest and most successful relationship of this kind in MotoGP, an achievement that gives us great joy and pride.

“During this period, we have successfully faced together the many exciting challenges posed by the rapid evolution of technology, the ever-increasing level of racing competition, the growth of the worldwide MotoGP audience in traditional and new markets, and the fast-changing means of communicating with fans. We look forward to continuing this journey together, with the same spirit and goals, and to achieving many more successes.”

Repsol Honda will continue field current MotoGP points leader Marc Marquez in 2019, while Jorge Lorenzo will join the outfit in place of outgoing rider Dani Pedrosa.