Repsol has been sponsoring Honda since 1995, and now it has announced that this partnership will be continued for two more years. This means that we’re going to see Repsol Honda livery until the end of 2020.
Yoshishige Nomura, HRC President, said about this renewal of partnership, “We’re delighted to announce the extension of our partnership with Repsol for two more years. Next season will mark the 25th anniversary of the longest and most successful relationship of this kind in MotoGP, an achievement that gives us great joy and pride.”
He further added, “During this period, we have successfully faced together the many exciting challenges posed by the rapid evolution of technology, the ever-increasing level of racing competition, the growth of the worldwide MotoGP audience in traditional and new markets, and the fast-changing means of communicating with fans. We look forward to continuing this journey together, with the same spirit and goals, and to achieving many more successes.”
Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have been wearing the Repsol Honda livery for last many MotoGP seasons. However, things will be different from next year, as Pedrosa has been replaced by Jorge Lorenzo. Hence, it will be Marquez and Lorenzo flaunting their new livery from 2019 MotoGP season.
Repsol Honda livery has been worn by many other riders in the past like Mick Doohan, Alex Crivillé, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, Casey Stoner, and Andrea Dovizioso. Repsol and Honda together have won 13 riders’ titles and 163 premier-class Grand Prix wins.
Begona Elices García, Repsol’s Executive Managing Director of Communications, said, “We are very pleased to have renewed our alliance with Honda – an alliance that will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year and that goes well beyond a traditional sponsorship agreement.”