The marriage between Honda and Repsol will continue for another two years, until 2022. The announcement of the renewal of the sponsorship in MotoGP by the Spanish energy company arrived today.
The collaboration began 26 years ago, in 1995, and was immediately rewarded with the victory of Mick Doohan in the first GP at Eastern Creek and then the title at the end of the season.
The Honda Repsol team holds the record of 447 podiums in the premier class (500 and MotoGP) with riders of the calibre of Mick Doohan, Álex Crivillé, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa, Marc Márquez and, more recently, Álex Márquez.
In the image below you can find a summary of their achievements.
Begoña Elices García, Repsol's Executive Managing Director of Communications, declared: “The renewal of this agreement with a partner as important to Repsol as Honda in MotoGP is proof of the strength of our alliance, especially in the current international climate caused by the coronavirus pandemic. For Repsol, the technological factor is key and this historic association has provided a lot of innovation and collaboration. Together we have achieved great sporting goals and we have also made our products evolve towards excellence. Continuing to advance along this successful path, always at the service of society, is what drives us to continue to improve day after day.”
Yoshishige Nomura, HRC President, added: “It is always a great feeling to extend our partnership with Repsol, this time for a further two years. Together we have achieved incredible success and formed a partnership which is unique in motorsport. Working as one we have, and will continue, to overcome all obstacles and hardships which are presented to us. 2020 has been a difficult year for the world, but together with Repsol we have continued to work towards our goals. We are now looking forward to continuing this journey together and writing many more pages in the history of Grand Prix racing.”