Márquez extends Honda contract


Marc Márquez has signed a two-year extension to his current contract with Honda Racing Corporation that will tie him to the factory until 2021.

The 25-year-old has been with HRC throughout his premier class MotoGP career, claiming four world titles and 35 wins from 90 starts.

“I’m excited to continue to race for Honda’s factory team in the MotoGP class,” he said. “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.

“The first two official tests [of 2018] went well and, with my contract renewed, I can focus on racing in the new season.”

Yoshishige Nomura, HRC president, added: “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. 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.”

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