Repsol has extended its title sponsorship of the factory Honda MotoGP team, which began in 1995, until at least the end of the 2020 season.

Together, Repsol Honda have won 13 riders' titles and 163 premier-class grand prix wins, most recently at the Dutch TT with reigning champion Marc Márquez.

Other famous riders to wear the Repsol Honda livery include Mick Doohan, Alex Crivillé, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, Casey Stoner, Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa.

For the 2019 and 2020 seasons, Márquez will team up with Jorge Lorenzo. The pair have won seven of the last eight MotoGP titles, the exception being Stoner's title with Repsol Honda in 2011.

Repsol Honda Team

 “We're delighted to announce the extension of our partnership with Repsol for two more years," said HRC president Yoshishige Nomura. "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. 

"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.”

Begoña Elices García, Repsol's Executive Managing Director of Communications, added:

"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."

While Honda now has its title sponsorship in place for 2019, Yamaha is yet to renew its agreement with Movistar, which expires at the end of this season.

Monster meanwhile, which will end its title sponsorship at Tech3 when the French team gains Red Bull backing through the new satellite KTM deal, is in need of a team...