HRC Extends Marquez, Signs Espargaro

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Alex Marquez is joining his brother, Marc Marquez, on the Repsol Honda team this year in MotoGP.
Alex Marquez

Honda Racing Corp. has signed up-and-coming MotoGP rider Pol Espargaro to a two-year contract and extended its agreement with Alex Marquez through the 2022 season.

Marquez will race in the premier class aboard his Honda RC213V in the Repsol Honda Team as a teammate to his brother, Marc, this season, but will move over to the LCR Honda team nextyear.

“I am very proud to announce my renewal with Honda Racing Corp.,” Marquez said. “HRC gave me the opportunity to arrive in MotoGP and I am glad to join the LCR Honda Team at the end of 2020 and compete in a big team with great experience in MotoGP. I want to thank HRC and the LCR Honda Team for their trust in me to be able to continue in the Honda family and I will work hard to prove their confidence with results.

“Now, I am eager to start the season in Jerez and I am completely focused to give my best this year.”

Espargaro is a former Moto2 champion, and will join the team in 2021, teaming with Marc Marquez.