MotoGP: Repsol Honda reveal all-new livery for 2024 season

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Repsol Honda’s MotoGP livery has been given a complete overhaul ahead of the 2024 MotoGP season.

Despite the iconic partnership celebrating its 30th anniversary, the dark blue, red and white of HRC takes centre stage, with Repsol relegated primarily to the lower fairing – replacing Red Bull. Honda branding is seen where the word Repsol was previously located.

That said, the Repsol section of the bike is still clearly visible thanks to the orange, black, red and white branding, whilst orange and white can also be seen on the tailgate. Repsol sponsorship is also seen on the front fairing, beneath the screen. Repsol remains the feature point of the rider’s leathers.

Red, blue and white of Honda takes centre stage

Joan Mir and Luca Marini represent Repsol Honda this year as the Japanese giants look to bounce back from another torrid season in 2023. Honda finished bottom of the constructor’s standings, with Repsol Honda taking just one Grand Prix podium with Marc Marquez at Motegi.

Alex Rins was victorious at COTA for the satellite LCR Honda squad, however Repsol Honda haven’t won a race since Marquez’s win at Misano in October 2021. Due to Honda’s struggles, Marquez opted to jump onto a year-old Gresini Racing Ducati Desmocedici alongside brother Alex Marquez for the 2024 season.

Such are Honda’s struggles, the manufacturer will now benefit from the new concession regulations which allows private testing with its full-time riders throughout the year, engine design changes, wildcards and aero upgrades.

Mir and Marini took part in both the Sepang Shakedown and Official Tests earlier this month, and both men appeared to be pleased with the 2024 RC213V improvements. Mir finished 10th overall at the official test and managed to go over a second faster than he did in qualifying at last season’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

Repsol branding is seen on the bottom fairing on the new Honda livery

Meanwhile, Marini, who has joined Repsol Honda from VR46 Ducati, ended the three-day official test in 19th as he looks to adapt to the riding style required to get the best from the RC213V.

Marini will work with crew chief Giacomo Guidotti this season, with the Spaniard moving from Mir’s side of the garage. Meanwhile, Mir will now work alongside Marquez’s former crew chief, Santi Hernandez.

The final pre-season MotoGP test takes place at the Lusail International Circuit in Qatar on February 19-20, with the season opener taking place at the same track on March 8-10.