Bombshell Repsol Honda. The Japanese brand has announced the signing of Pol Espargaró for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. In this way, the Granollers driver will be the new partner of Marc Márquez to the detriment of Alex Marquez, than goes to LCR Honda. Espargaró will leave KTM, with which he has competed for the last three years (since 2017), to make the leap to a motorcycle that if he can tame it can qualify for the title.
The Spanish will take the place of Álex Márquez who had made the jump to MotoGP this season after winning the Moto2 championship. His signing for Honda sparked much criticism for being the brother of the six-time world champion in the premier class. However, Honda’s bet seemed firm but they have finally changed their minds and the youngest of the Marquez family will continue to have official material from the Japanese brand but now in a satellite team.
Like Espargaró, Álex has renewed his contract and signs with LCR Honda for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The announcement comes a few days before it officially debuts this weekend at the Spanish GP to be held at the Jérez circuit. Of course, he will have a year to show that he is ready to compete with the greats before changing the bike.
«I am proud to renew. HRC gave me the opportunity to get to MotoGP and I am happy to join the LCR Honda at the end of 2020 and compete in a great team with great MotoGP experience. I want to thank HRC for the trust placed in me and I will work hard to prove their trust with results, ”said Álex Márquez.
For his part, Polyccio He dreams of doing something big at Honda and putting reigning champion Marc Márquez on the ropes. The latest precedents of Jorge Lorenzo force the pilot and the team to be cautious and not take the second step before the first. The first thing is to adapt to the new bike, something that Lorenzo could not achieve. Once that goal has been achieved He will go all out in search of his dream: to be the MotoGP world champion.