MotoGP: Repsol Honda unveils its updated 2022 livery

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The new 2022 Repsol Honda MotoGP livery has been revealed ahead of the official three-day test at the new Mandalika Street Circuit in Indonesia.

The iconic Repsol colours remain, with the partnership between HRC and the Spanish oil company now entering its 28th season. Since 1995, Repsol Honda have secured the MotoGP title with Mick Doohan, Alex Crivillé, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, Casey Stoner and Marc Marquez – taking a total of 15 World Championships, 452 premier class podiums and 183 race wins.

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This year’s design has been updated slightly, much to the delight of MotoGP fans. The drastically changed aerodynamic package on the RC213V allows for extra white to be visible at the front of the bike. Meanwhile, the Repsol logo on the sides of the bike is now in a larger font.

This season’s fairings are whiter, whilst the back of the bike features more orange. The all-new HRC logo can also be seen, alongside the Red Bull sponsorship on the belly pan. 2022 marks HRC’s 40th anniversary and, alongside the new logo, Honda’s. four-wheeled racing teams will now appear under the HRC banner – including the Red Bull F1 team.

Alongside the new aero package, the 2022 bike also features a revised chassis and upgraded engine as the team looks to close the gap to Ducati and Yamaha, whilst also attempting to make the bike more user friendly.

Marquez enters the season fit and healthy again after overcoming a new episode of diplopia (double vision) which brought his 2021 season to a premature end. Despite missing four races last year, the Spaniard still ended the year as the top Honda rider in seventh – taking three victories and one further podium following his return from the broken humerus which ruled him out of 2020.

Meanwhile, Pol Espargaro remains for a second campaign after attempting to adapt to the RC213V last year. After a tough start, Espargaro began to find his feet in the middle of the year, taking pole at Silverstone before clinching his first Honda podium at Misano.

The Mandalika test takes place on February 11-13, whilst the first round of the new season takes place in Qatar on March 6.

Josh Close

By Josh Close

Sports Reporter and fan of all things motorsport.