Intriguingly, this prohibits Monster from becoming a sponsor.
His brother Valentino Rossi’s glory years at Yamaha were covered by Monster branding too. Monster still sponsor Yamaha.
Red Bull were able to break their partnership with Repsol Honda due to another clause, stipulating that they can pull out if Marc Marquez exits the team.
Marquez’s switch to Gresini Ducati next year has sparked these decisions.
Although Honda must now cope without the financial aid from Red Bull, they are expected to retain Repsol as a title sponsor until the end of their contract together in a year’s time.
And the saving they will make on Marquez’s colossal salary will also ease the burden.