PROGRES.ID – A significant decision has been announced in the world of MotoGP on Wednesday night (10/4/2023) Western Indonesia Time. Marc Marquez, the Spanish motorcycle racing icon who has long been a part of the Repsol Honda team, will conclude his career with the Japanese manufacturer after the conclusion of the 2023 MotoGP season. This decision came as a surprising piece of news and was officially announced by the Honda Racing Corporation.
The official statement released by Honda states,
“Honda Racing Corporation and Marc Marquez have agreed to terminate their four-year contract earlier at the end of the 2023 MotoGP season.”
This decision seems to confirm the rumors that have circulated in recent weeks about Marquez’s future in the racing world.
Marquez appears to have been dissatisfied with Honda’s performance in recent seasons, especially this season when Honda has struggled to compete with European manufacturers, marked by only two podium finishes. After leaving Honda, there have been rumors that Marquez will join the Ducati satellite team, Gresini.
Although their partnership with Honda is ending, both parties have stated that they will continue to support each other for the remainder of the 2023 MotoGP season. Honda Racing Corporation wishes Marc Marquez the best for his future.
Marc Marquez has been a part of Repsol Honda for 11 successful years, during which he has achieved eight world championship titles, including six in the MotoGP class. In addition, Marquez has secured five Triple Crowns, 59 victories, 101 podium finishes, and 64 pole positions in his illustrious career.
However, this season seems to have been a challenging one for Marquez, as he currently sits in 15th place in the MotoGP standings with only 64 points. With this announcement, MotoGP fans and enthusiasts will eagerly await how Marc Marquez’s career will unfold after leaving Repsol Honda at the end of the 2023 season.