Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez has penned a new deal with front-running squad HRC Repsol Honda that sees him remain at the team until at least the end of the 2016 season.
The Spaniard, just 21 years old, is already establishing himself at the front of the MotoGP class after winning the 2013 championship and the first four races of the 2014 season too.
The deal locks out one of the two Repsol Honda rides, with attention on the riders market now switching to Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi at Yamaha and Marquez’s team-mate Dani Pedrosa.
“I had always dreamt about being part of the Repsol Honda Team, and thanks to Honda the dream came true a year and a half ago.” said Marquez in an official statement.
“Everything happened very quickly last season, and I would have never imagined that I could achieve what we did. Becoming World Champion during my first season was another dream which became reality. It is a great honour to be a part of the Honda family and I’m glad to remain with this special group of people for another two seasons.”