AALST, Belgium – Officials from Spanish energy company Repsol and Honda Racing Corp. announced Wednesday a two-year extension of their longtime MotoGP partnership.
The new deal will mark 28 years of the Repsol Honda factory team by the end of 2022.
During their time together, Repsol and Honda have earned 180 premier class wins, 447 podiums and 15 rider world championships, cementing the Repsol Honda squad as the benchmark in grand prix motorcycle racing.
More than half of the premier class world titles won since 1995 have gone to the Repsol Honda Team. In addition, the Repsol-Honda collaboration has led to 10 team championships since the award was created in 2002.
“It is always a great feeling to extend our partnership with Repsol, this time for a further two years,” said HRC President Yoshishige Nomura. “Together we have achieved incredible success and formed a partnership which is unique in motorsport. Working as one we have, and will continue, to overcome all obstacles and hardships which are presented to us. 2020 has been a difficult year for the world, but together with Repsol we have continued to work towards our goals. We are now looking forward to continuing this journey together and writing many more pages in the history of Grand Prix racing.”
“The renewal of this agreement with a partner as important to Repsol as Honda in MotoGP is proof of the strength of our alliance, especially in the current international climate caused by the coronavirus pandemic,” noted Begoña Elices García, Repsol’s Executive Managing Director of Communications. “For Repsol, the technological factor is key and this historic association has provided a lot of innovation and collaboration. Together we have achieved great sporting goals and we have also made our products evolve towards excellence. Continuing to advance along this successful path, always at the service of society, is what drives us to continue to improve day after day.”