After 11 years, 169 Grand Prix starts, 59 wins, 64 poles, 101 podiums and six World Championships – Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team prepare to begin new chapters, aiming to end their era defining relationship on a high note.
Another season of the MotoGP World Championship is set to come to a close at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, the battle for the MotoGP crown going down to the wire. But for the Repsol Honda Team, attentions lie elsewhere as the 2023 season comes to a close and so too does Marc Marquez’s time with the team.
The combination of the #93 and the Repsol Honda Team RC213V has been a force to be reckoned with from their very first race together, debuting on the podium and claiming victory in just the second race. Since then, Marquez has continued to re-write the history books and broken countless records on his way to six World Championships and 59 Grand Prix victories. The most successful premier class Honda rider of all, it will be an emotional weekend for all involved but the aim is still the same: keep focused and deliver the best possible result until crossing the line on Sunday. With two premier class wins and having never finished a race off the podium at the four-kilometre track, it’s a fitting circuit for a final race.
After building his speed and feeling over the course of the Qatar GP weekend, Joan Mir is hoping to hit the ground running in Valencia. Not only the scene of his debut as a Repsol Honda Team rider at the end of 2022, but Valencia is also where the #36 took his debut MotoGP win and MotoGP World Championship title back in 2020. Fond memories and historic speed which should boost Mir to see out the season with another progressive result. There’s no rest for the Repsol Honda Team rider as testing for the 2024 season begins on Tuesday at the same circuit, an important first taste of the future.
Lights are set to go out at 15:00 Local Time on Sunday, November 26 for the final race of the season. 27-laps of Marc Marquez in the iconic Repsol Honda Team colours.