News 21 Feb 2020

HRC extends Marquez contract through 2024 season

Six-time MotoGP world champion to remain at Repsol Honda.

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Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) has re-signed MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez to a four-year contract extension through the 2024 season in a landmark agreement between the pair.

With this year still remaining on his existing deal, 27-year-old Marquez has been locked into Repsol Honda for at least the next five seasons. He first joined the factory squad as a rookie in 2013.

“We are happy to announce that, after the end of the current season, Marc will stay in the Honda family for four more years,” HRC president Yoshishige Nomura stated. “We started talking a few months ago, as both parties wanted to stay together and continue winning.

“Marc started his career in the premier class in 2013 and with him we have won six of the last seven MotoGP titles. As a unique champion, he deserves a unique deal. I am very confident in this partnership and I wish everyone involved continued success.”

Marquez added: “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, 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.”

To date, Marquez has claimed 56 victories, 95 podiums and 62 pole positions with the RC213V in the premier class, earning six of the last seven MotoGP championships. His sole loss came in 2015 when Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi went 1-2 in the standings for Yamaha ahead of Marquez in third.

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