Repsol has extended its title sponsorship deal with Honda MotoGP for two more years. The new deal is set to kick in from 2021. The Repsol Honda tie-up has been one of motorsport’s longest partnerships, with HRC’s factory squad first featuring Repsol branding back in 1995.
The Spanish Oil giant has celebrated 15 championships. There were speculations around that Honda will exit the deal, and Red Bull would replace it. However, Honda signed a two-year extension.
HRC president Yoshishige Nomura said, “It is always a great feeling to extend our partnership with Repsol, this time for a further two years. Together we have achieved incredible success and formed a partnership that 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 2020 season has been a tough campaign for Honda since their ace drivers have been out of action due to an arm injury sustained during July’s Spanish Grand Prix. This has changed the fortunes for Alex Marquez. He managed to get a maiden podium finish at French GP. Marc Marquez is not expected to return to action now until November’s European Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit near Valencia.