The Spanish driver says goodbye to the Japanese manufacturer
Marc Marquez leaves Honda at the end of the 2023 MotoGP. The divorce between the Spanish rider and HRC was announced with a notewhich anticipates the termination of the relationship: “Honda Racing Corporation and Marc Marquez have decided by mutual agreement to terminate their four-year contract early at the end of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship season”, reads the press release.
“With one more year remaining in the four-year contract between HRC and Marc Marquez, both parties have mutually agreed to end their collaboration at the end of the 2023 season. Both parties agreed that it was in their best interests to pursue other avenues in the future to best achieve their respective objectives and goals”, continues the note.
An era of MotoGP therefore ends: 11 years of collaboration between the number 93 and HRC, embellished with 6 MotoGP titles, 59 victories, 101 podiums and 64 pole positions together.
Marquez took his first premier class victory aboard the Honda RC213V at the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas in 2013 to become the youngest premier class winner and would become the youngest premier class world champion late that year.
In 2014 he defended his title and won the first 10 consecutive races of the year, also claiming titles in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 as an HRC rider with the Repsol Honda team. Both parties will continue to give their full support for the remaining rounds of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship season. HRC wishes Marc Marquez the best in his future endeavours,” concludes Honda.
Marquez would like to race with the Gresini team’s Ducati in 2024, joining his brother Alex’s team. The Spaniard, as he has explained several times, has evaluated various hypotheses for his future in recent weeks, between Ktm and Pramac. The projects with the Austrian company did not take off, the other boxes were occupied. Marquez would like a two-year contract from the next team.