Marc Márquez extends Honda MotoGP contract to 2024

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New four-year deal will keep six-time MotoGP champion Márquez at Honda until 2024

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Marc Márquez has extended his Honda contract by four years, which will take the six-time MotoGP champion to December 2024.

Márquez has already won 56 grands prix with HRC since joining the MotoGP grid in 2013, and said that he expects to continue his success in what will be a 12-year stint with the team.

Honda described the contract as a “unique deal” for last year’s runaway champion, whose contract had been due to run out at the end of this year.

“I am very proud to announce my renewal with Honda Racing Corporation for the next four years,” said Márquez in a statement.

“Honda gave me the opportunity to arrive in the MotoGP class with a factory bike in 2013. Since the first year we have achieved success together and I am very happy to continue being part of the Honda family.

“HRC gives me the confidence to extend this partnership to obtain our common goal and continue our story of success.”

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Márquez is the latest rider to finalise a contract for 2021 and beyond, with several top MotoGP deals coming to an end this year.

Yamaha has already confirmed Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Viñales for its factory team in 2021, leaving out Valentino Rossi, who was not ready to commit for a further season.

Márquez’s new team-mate – his brother Alex – has a single year deal for his debut season in MotoGP.

“We are happy to announce that, after the end of the current season, Marc will stay in the Honda family for four more years,” said Yoshishige Nomura, president of HRC.

“We started talking a few months ago, as both parties wanted to stay together and continue winning. Marc started his career in the premier class in 2013 and with him we have won six of the last seven MotoGP titles.

“As a unique champion, he deserves a unique deal. I am very confident in this partnership and I wish everyone involved continued success.”

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