Honda unveils iconic livery for 2022 MotoGP season
Repsol Honda’s iconic partnership dates back to 1995 and has been linked to the world championship victories of Mick Doohan, Alex Criville, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, Casey Stoner and Marc Marquez.
The 2022 season is the last of Honda’s current deal with Repsol as title sponsor, having signed a two-year deal in 2020.
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Six-time world champion Marc Marquez partners up with Pol Espargaro again in 2022, with the former complete having recovered from a double vision issue that ruled him out of the final two rounds of last season.
Commenting on the upcoming season, Honda team boss Alberto Puig said: “The last few years have been tough, but I think life is full of challenges, right?
“And even though we had really real problems, we managed to continue as a group, as a team and the winter feeling, or the winter thoughts were to see if Marc was going to be ready and we were clearly waiting for news to see if he could. to be at the trials of the winter season and all the evolution of his physical problems.
“Fortunately, suddenly everything became clear, and he was able, he was able to show up for the first test in Sepang and in Indonesia, which is very important.
Repsol Honda RC213V
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“It will be a big help. We knew Pol was ready, but it was important that Pol also had Marc and Marc had Pol to test the bikes and develop everything Japan did over the winter.
Honda entered the new season with a radically revised RC213V having struggled in recent years with a lack of traction.
The new bike has received praise from its riders – although Marquez admitted at Sepang testing last weekend that he currently has to ‘sacrifice’ his best braking point on the Honda as he still does not understand his train before.
Marquez consistently led the Honda charge at Sepang testing last weekend in eighth, 0.201 seconds off the pace, with Pol Espargaro completing the top 10 in the combined standings.
Honda will be back on track this weekend at the new Mandalika track in Indonesia for the final three days of testing.