Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez has renewed his contract with the works Honda team until the end of 2024.
The Spaniard has, so far, claimed 56 victories, 95 podiums and 62 pole positions with his RC213V in the premier class. These results have established him as the most dominant Honda rider in the blue riband series.
“I am very proud to announce my renewal with Honda Racing Corporation for the next four years. Honda gave me the opportunity to arrive in the MotoGP class with a factory bike in 2013,” said Marquez.
“Since the first year we have achieved success together and I am very happy to continue being part of the Honda family. HRC gives me the confidence to extend this partnership to obtain our common goal and continue our story of success.”
Yoshishige Nomura, HRC chief, added: “We are happy to announce that, after the end of the current season, Marc will stay in the Honda family for four more years.
“We started talking a few months ago, as both parties wanted to stay together and continue winning. Marc started his career in the premier class in 2013 and with him, we have won six of the last seven MotoGP titles.
“As a unique champion, he deserves a unique deal. I am very confident in this partnership and I wish everyone involved continued success.”
It is now possible that Marquez could begin and end his MotoGP career without ever having raced for another manufacturer as he will be 31 when this contract comes to an end, and more than likely the most successful rider in history.