Marc Marquez and rookie Alex Marquez unveiled the 2020 livery of the Honda RC213V MotoGP machine in Jakarta Indonesia ahead of the first official test of the year. The two world champions were joined by Toshiyuki Inuma, President Director PT Astra Honda Motor, Tetsuhiro Kuwata, HRC Director-General Manager Race Operations, and Alberto Puig, Repsol Honda Team Manager.
After taking a record 25th Manufacturers title as part of their third straight Triple Crown in the highest level of motorcycle racing, the Repsol Honda Team is aiming for another strong year as they welcome Moto2 World Champion Alex Marquez to the team. With 309 victories in the premier class, Honda have established themselves as the dominant force in Grand Prix racing and work over the winter period has been intensive to ensure that 2020 continues this trend.
Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez will now begin their final preparations for the Sepang Test (February 07 – 09) where the RC213V will debut the 2020 livery for the first time on track. The 2020 MotoGP season begins under the floodlights in Qatar (March 06 – 08).
Speaking on the occasion, Marc Marquez, the reigning MotoGP world champion, said, “I am happy to come to Indonesia again, the atmosphere here is like nothing else and it is great to be able to launch our 2020 efforts. The launches we have are always important to help ourselves back into the rhythm of the season. We approach this year the same as the last and all others before it, with our full focus and ready to work with the Repsol Honda Team to achieve the best we can. Together with HRC and Repsol we have achieved incredible things and continuing this success is a big source of motivation for me, and now I’m eager to start another season and compete again on the RC213V.”
Similarly, Alex Marquez, the current Moto2 World Champion, added, “It is a privilege to be part of the family that is the Repsol Honda Team. Already I have had the special feeling of stepping in the garage for the first time, working with my team for the first time and now meeting the world at the launch – I truly feel a part of the Repsol Honda Team. I know that there is much to learn and achieve in 2020 but I am devoted to giving my best, I’ll try to improve and learn every day and hope we can do a great season step by step.”