In a major announcement, Repsol Honda has introduced Luca Marini as the replacement for the legendary Marc Marquez in the 2024 MotoGP season.
The 26-year-old Italian, and Valentino Rossi’s younger brother, transitions to the factory HRC team after three seasons with VR46 Ducati.
Luca Marini had a standout season, securing his first MotoGP podium and pole position, finishing eighth in the world championship. His eagerness to join a factory team aligned with Honda’s MotoGP revival.
Marini’s smart and analytical riding, along with precise feedback, positions him as a valuable asset for Honda. The team anticipates his skills playing a crucial role in restoring the RC213V to MotoGP competitiveness.
2024, Marini and 2020 world champion Joan Mir will team up in the Repsol Honda lineup, creating a formidable duo. Additionally, Johann Zarco, another Ducati rider, will join LCR alongside Takaaki Nakagami, adding depth to the Honda stable.
As Marini begins this new chapter, a dynamic era awaits Repsol Honda. The Italian rider will debut for the team in the post-race test on Tuesday, kicking off an exciting journey for Marini and the renowned Repsol Honda squad.