Marc Marquez leaves Honda: it’s official. Now Ducati
Marc Marquez leaves Honda: è official. Now Ducati
Marc Marquez and Honda have announced their divorce: after months of rumors, è came the official announcement from the Japanese stable, which said goodbye to the Catalan rider at the end of a union that led to a total of six MotoGp World Championship titles won between 2013 and 2019.
In 2020 è came the serious arm injury that put up to the domination of Marquez and the Honda HRC: after the last months of impatience of the pilot of Cervera for the difficulties of the Japanese company in keeping up with Ducati and European rivals, è came at the end the official farewell.
Marc Marquez's future will most likely be in the Ducati Gresini team: the announcement will come shortly. The eight-time world champion will join his brother Alex Marquez in the Faenza-based team, hoping to return to compete for the title immediately. Marc Marquez no longer has the patience to wait for Honda, and at the threshold of 30 he has decided to turn his career around.
"Honda Racing Corporation and Marc Marquez prematurely terminate cooperation by mutual agreement. Honda Racing Corporation and Marc Marquez have mutually agreed to terminate their four-year contract early at the end of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship season. Both parties have mutually agreed to terminate their collaboration at the end of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship season. Both parties agreed that è it is in their interest to pursue other avenues in the future to best achieve their respective goals and objectives”.
“This brings to an end an 11-year partnership between #93 and HRC, during which they achieved six premier class World Championships, five Triple Crowns, 59 wins, 101 podiums and 64 pole positions together. Marquez scored his first victory in the premier class riding the Honda RC213V at the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas, in 2013, becoming the youngest winner in the premier class and, later that year, would become the youngest world champion in the premier class".
"In 2014, he defended his title by winning the first 10 consecutive races of the’year, and then captured titles in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 as an HRC rider with the Repsol Honda Team. Both parties will continue their full support for the remaining rounds of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship season. HRC wishes Marc Marquez the best in his future endeavors".