If anyone still had any doubts, these have now been cleared up with the latest Honda release. Alex Marquez will team up with brother Marc on the HRC Repsol team next season. The Spaniard has won the three-way fight against Johann Zarco and Cal Crutchlow, both candidates for the seat vacated by Jorge Lorenzo following news of his retirement. A race that in reality never even began, because although the man himself continues to deny it, it's clear that Marc is involved in this Honda decision, and has a certain leverage considering his own negotiations ahead of the 2021 season.
A very brief release, that precedes a press conference with Alberto Puig, set to take place at Valencia at 7pm. The text is short and to the point but does reveal one interesting detail, in that Alex has only signed a one-year contract, for 2020. Here is the full release: