Honda Racing Co., Ltd. (HRC) announced the renewal of a two-year contract with Alex Márquez (24 years old, Spain), a competitor in the MotoGP class of the FIM*1 Road Race World Championship, starting in 2021, and that Alex will compete in the MotoGP class with the "LCR Honda Team" from the 2021 season.
From the following press release
Alex Marquez competed in the Moto3 class of the FIM Road Racing World Championship in 2012 and won the championship in the same class in 2014. In 2015, he was promoted to the Moto2 class, and in 2019, he won the championship. This season, he and his brother, Marc Marquez, will be participating in the full season with the works team*2, Repsol Honda Team.
This move to the LCR Honda Team is part of HRC's long-term strategy as well as to make the most of his experience with the works team.
*1 FIM is an abbreviation for Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (International Motorcycling Federation).
*2 A works team is a team run by the manufacturer of a machine. in Honda's case, it is a team run by HRC.
I am proud to announce the renewal of my contract with HRC. Honda has given me the opportunity to compete in the highest class and I am delighted to be part of the LCR Honda Team, a major team with a wealth of MotoGP experience, from the end of this year. I am grateful to HRC and the LCR Honda Team for the trust they have placed in me and to continue to be part of the Honda family. Now I can't wait for the season opener in Jerez and I will focus on doing my best this year.
Honda Racing (HRC) President and Representative Director Kinshige Nomura
We are very happy to be working with Alex Marquez to continue his development process in the MotoGP category over the next two seasons. After much thought and analysis of the current situation, we believe that the best opportunity for him to grow in the highest class is to compete with the LCR Honda Team with the full support of HRC. We are also confident that by continuing with this plan for the next three years, we will be able to achieve the desired results for both HRC and Alex Marquez.
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