Repsol extends HRC sponsorship deal

By Matthew Birt -

MotoGP

 16 July 2014 09:45

Repsol has extended one of the longest-running sponsorship deals in motorsport history by confirming it will remain as the title sponsor of the official Honda MotoGP squad until the end of 2017.

The new three-year agreement will take Repsol’s support of Honda’s official factory MotoGP squad into a 22nd year, with their collaboration starting way back in 1995.

The Repsol livery has become one of the most iconic in motorcycle racing history and since 1995 HRC has won 10 world titles with Mick Doohan, Alex Criville, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, Casey Stoner and Marc Marquez.

Spanish rider Marquez is currently dominating the 2014 world championship with nine wins from nine races and he is currently in Brno preparing to debut the 2015 prototype RC213V machine.

Honda boss Shuhei Nakamoto said: “There is no better moment to celebrate this renewal, after a fantastic 1-2 finish in Germany and now we’re 1-2 in the Championship. We are very happy to extend our partnership with Repsol, which is not only a sponsorship agreement but key technical relationship. With the new 20 litre fuel rules in 2014, we have worked closely with Repsol and we are proud to share our successes both now and in the future!”