Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has confirmed to extending his current deal with Honda racing team by two years until the 2020 season. The company made the statement on Monday.
The 25 year-old Spaniard is the four-time world champion of the world’s renowned competition and has been with Repsol Honda Team since 2013 and he was the youngest rider to win four titles in the premier class.
“I’m excited to continue to race for Honda’s factory team in the MotoGP class. I’m proud to race as a member of the Honda family, and I appreciate how Honda and the team always do their best to provide me with everything I need. I would also like to thank everyone who has given me such warm support over the years, said Marquez in a statement.
“The first two official tests went well, and with my contract renewed, I can concentrate on racing in the new season. I will continue to enjoy racing, share my joy with everybody, and do my best to reach our shared goals. Thank you!”
“I am very pleased that Marc Márquez will continue to ride for our factory team. Márquez has consistently pushed himself to the limit and matured as a rider, and given Honda many titles. We were able to announce the contract renewal at such an early stage due to our mutual trust, and our common passion for racing,” said Yoshishige Nomura, Honda Racing Corporation President.
“I am certain that we can provide an environment for him to concentrate on the final tests in Qatar this week and in the lead-up to the opening round, and that we can start the 2018 season strongly. HRC will continue its challenge with Márquez, a vital rider in the future of MotoGP. I appreciate, and look forward to everyone’s continued support for the Repsol Honda Team.”