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Repsol Honda livery reveal kicks off Marquez’s 2020 MotoGP title bid

Defending champions Repsol Honda officially launches its 2020 MotoGP World Championship campaign with Marc and Alex Marquez

Marc Marquez, Alex Marquez - Repsol Honda

Little more than three months after he held aloft the MotoGP World Championship title for the sixth time last year, Marc Marquez is now just days away from getting his 2020 bid on track following the unveiling of Repsol Honda’s new campaign.

The team revealed its livery at an event in Jakarta, Indonesia with the Japanese manufacturer keeping things very much ‘as you were’ in terms of aesthetics with the familiar orange, white, red and blue of the Spanish oil giant – plus Red Bull – very much intact.

If the machine – which isn’t the ‘final’ 2020 bike that will ultimately be developed in testing over the coming days – looks familiar, then the rider line-up has a new look to it as Alex Marquez settles in alongside his title-winning brother, Marc.

Though Marc’s preparations have been hampered by the shoulder operation he took in November, he has his sights set firmly on writing more records in 2020.

“The launches we have are always important to help ourselves back into the rhythm of the season. We approach this year the same as the last and all others before it, with our full focus and ready to work with the Repsol Honda Team to achieve the best we can.

“Together with HRC and Repsol we have achieved incredible things and continuing this success is a big source of motivation for me, and now I’m eager to start another season and compete again on the RC213V.”

Repsol Honda welcome Alex Marquez into the fold

Alex, meanwhile, faces his own uphill task to get competitive on a machine that has dominated in his brother’s hands for the last few years.

“It is a privilege to be part of the family that is the Repsol Honda Team. Already I have had the special feeling of stepping in the garage for the first time, working with my team for the first time and now meeting the world at the launch – I truly feel a part of the Repsol Honda Team. I know that there is much to learn and achieve in 2020 but I am devoted to giving my best, I’ll try to improve and learn every day and hope we can do a great season step by step.”