Repsol and Honda agree to extend long-running partnership

Repsol and Honda take their long-running partnership beyond 25 years with another two-year deal agreed between the two iconic parties
Alex Marquez , Aragon MotoGP. 17 October 2020
Alex Marquez , Aragon MotoGP. 17 October 2020
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The iconic orange hues of Spanish oil giants Repsol will continue to adorn the factory Hondas in MotoGP for another two years after agreeing on a new contract that stretches the long-running partnership out beyond 25 years.

The two parties joined forces in 1995 to begin what has become a quarter-century old relationship with the familiar colours going on to adorn various title-winning Hondas over the years, many of which have been Spanish.

In all, Repsol and Honda have accumulated 180 premier class victories and 15 riders’ world championships across both 500GP and MotoGP., six of which have come in the last seven years courtesy of Marc Marquez.

“It is always a great feeling to extend our partnership with Repsol, this time for a further two years," remarked 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," added Begoña Elices García, Repsol's Executive Managing Director.

"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.”

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