Honda has laid its cards on the table and confirmed its plans for the future. With a double press release it has confirmed the signing of Pol Espargarò, who in 2021 and 2022 will be in the works team alongside Marc Marquez and at the same time the renewal of Alex, who will be moved to LCR.
It’s a move that has been talked about at length over the past few weeks and is now been officially finalized.
Alex Marquez will therefore run with Repsol colours only this season, then he will switch to those of Lucio Cecchinello's team in the next two seasons.
“I am very proud to announce my renewal with Honda Racing Corporation,” said Alex. “HRC gave me the opportunity to arrive in MotoGP and I am glad to join the LCR Honda Team at the end of 2020 and compete in a big team with great experience in MotoGP. I want to thank HRC and the LCR Honda Team for their trust in me to be able to continue in the Honda family and I will work hard to prove their confidence with results. Now, I am eager to start the season in Jerez and I am completely focused to give my best this year.”
Yoshishige Nomura, HRC President, continued: "HRC are happy to continue working with Alex Marquez through the learning process in the MotoGP category for the next two seasons. After deep consideration and a thorough analysis of the current situation, we believe Alex has a great opportunity to grow in the premier class with full factory support inside the LCR Honda Team. We believe that by following this path over the next three seasons, we will achieve the results both HRC and Alex look for.”