Márquez extends Honda contract through 2016
14 May 2014 – Marc Márquez has renewed his contract with Repsol Honda until the end of the 2016 MotoGP season.
The Spaniard, 21, stepped up to the top class of motorcycle racing with the Japanese brand last year, claiming the world title at his first attempt.
He is currently 28 points clear of team-mate Dani Pedrosa in this season's title race.
"I am very happy to announce my renewal with HRC. I had always dreamt about being part of the Repsol Honda Team, and thanks to Honda the dream came true a year and a half ago," Márquez commented.
"Everything happened very quickly last season, and I would have never imagined that I could achieve what we did. Becoming World Champion during my first season was another dream turned into reality.
"It is a great honour to be a part of the Honda family and I'm glad to remain with this special group of people for another two seasons."
Shuhei Nakamoto, HRC Executive Vice President, added: "We are very satisfied to have reached an agreement to keep Marc in the team for a further two seasons.
"Of course as Honda we wanted to keep Marc in our family and he also wanted to stay with us so… it was natural to renew the contract even if it is very early in the season!"