Pedrosa to remain with Repsol Honda until 2016

By Simon Patterson -

MotoGP

 09 July 2014 09:33

Dani Pedrosa has announced that he will remain part of the Repsol Honda squad alongside Marc Marquez for another two years, signing a deal that will see him remain a part of the official team until the end of the 2016 season.

The deal will see Pedrosa see out an incredible fifteen years with Honda, in which time he has won three world championships, as he continues to hunt down the elusive MotoGP title that he has finished runner up to three times.

The signing of Pedrosa, alongside his teammate Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi at Yamaha means that only one of the four machines commonly seen as being capable of wins in the series is still on the market for the next two years, with Jorge Lorenzo delaying resigning for Yamaha as he courts offers from Ducati and Suzuki.

Shuhei Nakamoto, executive vice president of HRC, said after the deal was announced: “We are very pleased to renew our contract with Dani. He is enjoying a very strong season and is currently tied with Rossi in the Championship, we are very happy with his performance. The partnership of Dani and Marc has proven to be successful and we look forward to another two years of success."

Pedrosa added: "I'm very happy to be able to announce my renewal with the Repsol Honda Team, and grateful to Honda for the trust they have shown in me for for a further two years. It’s the best way for me to continue in my racing career, together with the company I was with in my very first race. I am very excited to give my 100% and continue to work together with everyone at Honda Racing Corporation”