Upon returning to Europe from the flyaway MotoGP rounds, where he wrapped up his fifth premier-class crown, Marc Marquez headed for HRC’s 2019 official presentation at the EICMA show in Milan.

The Spaniard was joined on stage by fellow HRC personalities from SBK, MXGP, Rally and Trial, plus Chief Officer for Motorcycle Operations of Honda Motor Co. Noriaki Abe and HRC President Yoshishige Nomura.

"It has been a very long season, but we ultimately achieved our target and now it’s time to enjoy the feeling with my team, family and friends," Marquez said.

"This weekend we’ll have a big party in my hometown, Cervera. Obviously, we still have the final race in Valencia to think about in two weeks, and our main goal there will be to achieve the Triple Crown by taking the Team Title in front of our fans.

"We know it won’t be easy but we’ll stay focused on the target until the very end.

"I’m also looking forward to testing the new bike on Tuesday after the race in Valencia, as we’re already thinking about having the best bike for 2019."

Marquez will be joined by new Repsol Honda team-mate Jorge Lorenzo for the Valencia post-race test.

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