Repsol Honda team unveil their RC213V for the 2021 MotoGP season

MotoGP rider and six-time champion Marc Marquez shown with Pol Espargaro as the Repsol Honda team unveil the RC213V for the upcoming season.

2020 was a season to forget for the Repsol Honda team, Marc Marquez suffered a serious injury and they were unable to win a race at all over the season. Will the 2021 reveal of the RC213V be the turning point for the team to once again start fighting for the championship this year? Provided Marquez can get fit...

The Honda factory team has spent a lot of time refining the RC213V, following the injury to Marquez in July at the season opener, in an attempt to make it far more accessible to ride without the extreme talent of their fit & fighting six-time champ Marquez - a new chassis and swingarm have already been tested for use.

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Marc Marquez will make the headlines for his return to the bike as he continues to heal, and he’ll miss the season opener in Qatar as he makes his way back from the injury sustained. When asked about getting on a bike, Marquez said "But I will ride MotoGP bike when I feel in an acceptable way, in good condition. I mean now, even if tomorrow the doctors say 'you can ride a bike', I’m not in the conditions to ride a bike.”

Pol Espargaro is one of the few riders switching teams for 2021, making his way over from the KTM team, and he’s only got a short timeframe to get used to the RC213V - just 5 days of testing in Qatar before the first race. Regarding the situation, Pol said: "But no excuses, I come into the Repsol Honda team knowing the situation, knowing the pre-season is going to be short and with the team we have already talked a lot about how to plan the strategy before the first race.”

Have a watch of the crash.net MotoGP Honda Repsol reveal video:

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