Spanish media are sure that Repsol will not break the agreement with Honda to follow Marc Marquez. The shock caused by the early termination of the contract of the eight-time world champion, who is ever closer to the announcement of the signing with the Gresini team, will not have any repercussions on the partnership between Repsol and the Japanese manufacturer, which will remain in force until 31 December 2024.
Just as had been decided in October last year, when the energy supply company renewed the collaboration begun in 1995 with the Tokyo brand for another two years. With the aim of celebrating the 30th anniversary of their alliance by returning to the top of the championship with the eight-time world champion, whose contract with the Japanese manufacturer was due to expire at the end of 2024.
According to reports from the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, the paths of Marquez and Repsol will separate, and from next season it will stop accompanying the champion from Cervera, after following him for his entire career in MotoGP.
It cannot be ruled out that the relationship between Marc and the Spanish company could resume in 2025, the year when Repsol might decide to end its partnership with Honda. Everything will probably depend on the results achieved next season by the Japanese brand and what Marquez's future will be after a year in the ranks of the Gresini team. If the eight-time world champion's rumoured move to KTM materializes, Repsol's return alongside the Spanish rider could in fact be hindered by the presence of ExxonMobil among the sponsors of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team, with which it signed a long-term partnership last February.