Repsol Honda MotoGP 2023
Marc Marquez and Joan Mir unveiled their 2023 Honda RC213V on the Repsol Campus in Madrid alongside group administration.
The 2 Spanish riders, sharing ten World Championships between them, be a part of forces in a formidable Repsol Honda Workforce lineup for the approaching season.
Marquez is again at full health after some tough years with accidents. The eight-time World Champion will once more intention to battle for the title in his eleventh yr with the Repsol Honda Workforce. Within the 154 Grands Prix he has contested with the group, he has 100 podium finishes, of which 59 have been victories, 63 pole positions and 6 Premier Class titles.
“The bike seems nice once more this yr! I’m actually wanting ahead to driving in full Repsol Honda Workforce colors once more on the Portugal Take a look at. It’s nice to be right here with the entire Repsol household who’ve been with me and the group for such a very long time. Will probably be an essential take a look at in Portimao, as we’ve got some work to do, however the engineers have been working exhausting in Japan. I’m keen to maintain working and get this season began, I’m feeling match and able to go racing.”
Joan Mir was MotoGP World Champion in 2020, in addition to profitable the Moto3 title on a Honda in 2017. He joins the Repsol Honda Workforce after 65 races within the premier class, with 13 podiums and one victory. Mir had his first expertise of the RC213V on the Valencia Take a look at final November, persevering with his adaptation within the latest Sepang take a look at.
“It feels unimaginable to put on the total Repsol Honda Workforce colors for the primary time and to point out off the most recent model of the Honda RC213V. It’s such an honour to hitch this iconic group and my focus is to ship the perfect outcomes attainable, what is predicted whenever you be a part of a group resembling this. We’ve made good progress already in Sepang and we nonetheless have time to arrange in Portugal, we preserve working and we preserve enhancing.”
This shall be an essential season for essentially the most profitable group within the historical past of MotoGP, not solely when it comes to competitors but in addition for the way forward for the game: in 2024, renewable fuels will develop into a actuality in MotoGP, utilizing sources resembling natural waste to effectively scale back emissions within the rapid future. Due to the dedication made by Dorna and the FIM, MotoGP fuels should be of no less than 40 per cent of non-fossil origin in 2024, rising to 100 per cent in 2027.
All through 2023, checks and work undertaken in Japan and on the Repsol Know-how Lab shall be important for providing the Repsol Honda Workforce riders the perfect engine and renewable gasoline mixture for subsequent season. Each firms have been engaged on this for a while, as could possibly be seen within the checks carried out by Marquez at Jarama a couple of months in the past.
Earlier than the World Championship begins in Portimao (Portugal) on March twenty sixth, the riders can have an official take a look at on March 11 and twelfth on the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve.
Tetsuhiro Kuwata – Repsol HRC Director
“We arrive on the 2023 season after some difficult years, however we’ve got not misplaced our spirit or our drive. Honda has received 25 Premier Class World Championships, together with 24 Constructors Championships and we all know what we’re able to as an organization and as a constructor. Competitors in MotoGP is tighter than ever, however we’re persevering with to work to our most to be able to give our riders what they want. It’s a pleasure to once more be with our companions at Repsol to unveil our new colors for a brand new season, one other stunning Repsol Honda Workforce machine.
“We’ve got two nice riders to steer us this yr, Marc Marquez’s historical past and accomplishments with us want no clarification. He has introduced us a few of the brightest factors in our historical past and we’re delighted that he’s again to full health. On the opposite facet of the storage is Joan Mir who has already twice been a World Champion at 25 years of age and has a confirmed monitor document of adapting rapidly to new conditions. I hope to see them each attaining the success we at Honda HRC know they’re able to this yr.”
2023 Honda RC213V Pictures