Honda MotoGP extend Repsol title sponsorship

Spanish oil company puts name to motorcycling outfit until 2020.

Honda MotoGP extend Repsol title sponsorship

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The Honda MotoGP team has extended its title sponsorship deal with Spanish oil giant Repsol until 2020.

As well as remaining the motorcycling outfit’s main sponsor, Repsol will continue as the supplier of the fuel and lubricants used for the team’s bikes.

Since joining forces for the first time in 1995, Honda and Repsol have won 13 premier rider world championships and secured 163 Grand Prix victories, with the most recent coming from Spanish star Marc Marquez at the Dutch TT.

“Next season will mark the 25th anniversary of the longest and most successful relationship of this kind in MotoGP, an achievement that gives us great joy and pride,” said Yoshishige Nomura, president of the Honda Racing Corporation.

“During this period, we have successfully faced together the many exciting challenges posed by the rapid evolution of technology, the ever-increasing level of racing competition, the growth of the worldwide MotoGP audience in traditional and new markets, and the fast-changing means of communicating with fans.”