On the eve of the Gran Premio Red Bull de España, Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez prepare to take the Repsol and Honda partnership across the 1000th race start barrier together.
A relationship which began in 1995 has flourished and become the reference point in Grand Prix racing over the 27 years. Combined, all Repsol Honda Team riders have now amassed 1000 Grand Prix starts together. Legendary riders such as Mick Doohan (59 starts for the Repsol Honda Team), Alex Criville (99 starts), Nicky Hayden (100 starts), Dani Pedrosa (217 starts) and Marc Marquez (130 starts in Jerez) alongside a long list of others have helped the Repsol Honda Team take 15 Riders’ Championships, 10 Teams’ Championships and 180 wins. Since the introduction of the MotoGP class in 2002, the Repsol Honda Team have achieved the Triple Crown on nine occasions, more than any other team.
Repsol and Honda continue to strive for excellence together as they push forward into an ever-expanding set of milestones and achievements. Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez will start in 13th and 14th respectively as they help the Repsol Honda Team achieve this latest milestone.