MotoGP: Repsol Honda switch to SC-Project exhausts for 2017

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The Repsol Honda squad of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa will switch from Termignoni to SC-Project exhausts for the 2017 season, after signing a new technical partnership with the Italian firm.

SC-Project already have a link with HRC, working in 2016 with the Marc VDS satellite team, as well as winning a world championship last year with Johann Zarco and the Ajo Motorsport Moto2 team.

And Tetsuhiro Kuwata, new HRC director, says that it’s that background and experience that made them decide on the partnership.

“We are happy to welcome SC-Project as official sponsor of exhaust systems for our Repsol Honda Team. SC-Project has strong experience at the top level of worldwide motorcycle racing championships, and we are sure this alliance will prove very successful in terms of mutual cooperation and racing achievements.”

Meanwhile, on the other side of the deal, SC-Project bosses Marco De Rossi & Stefano Lavazza says that they’re ready for the new challenge ahead.

“For us it’s an honour and a joy to be technical sponsor of exhaust system of the most important team in MotoGP, the Repsol Honda Team. Currently SC-Project is one of the leader in exhaust system for motorbike, with a very high technology developed directly in the worldwide competition like MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and SBK and we are sure that the collaboration with HRC will improve more and more our brand and our exhaust technology.

“After the 2015 and 2016 World Champion title being exhaust supplier of Zarco in Moto2, we are proud to be partner of Repsol Honda Team to battle for the World Championship with Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.”

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer