Repsol extends Honda deal through 2018
7 December 2016 – Spanish energy company Repsol has extended its MotoGP sponsorship contract with Honda until the end of 2018, the Japanese manufacturer announced on Wednesday.
Repsol and Honda began their partnership back in 1995 and have together claimed 12 riders' world titles, 151 race victories and 392 podium finishes in 500cc and MotoGP.
"We are delighted with the renewal of the agreement with our title sponsor Repsol through the end of 2018," said Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) representative Tetsuhiro Kuwata.
"This year we celebrated together our 12th MotoGP world title in 22 years of collaboration, an amazing achievement in the history of the motorcycle World Championship.
"This record demonstrates the great value of this partnership which, in addition to including a great sponsorship agreement, has also benefitted us with crucial technological development."
Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa are signed to Honda through 2018.