Message from Yoshishige Nomura

HRC President

“We enter a new season of the MotoGP World Championship with the same goal as always: success. Of course, the 2021 season comes off a very difficult year for the world and no doubt we will spend much of this year working and striving to return to normality. I would like to extend my thanks once again to all those inside and outside of Honda who have worked in their own way to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. Together we will overcome it.”

On the track we also return from a difficult situation, 2020 proving to be one of our most trying years as HRC, although a number of performances did bring us moments of joy with podiums, poles and strong rides. But these difficult situations can only make us stronger, we have learned, and we will return.

Inside the Repsol Honda Team we have two strong riders. Of course, Marc Marquez remains with us and we wish him all the best in recovering from his injury. As when he is on track, he has devoted all of his efforts into recovering and coming back to his Honda RC213V when he is fully ready. A great champion is made on and off the track, the 2020 season presented Marc with a new challenge and he will overcome it. We are very much looking forward to seeing our champion back.

On the other side of the Repsol Honda Team we are joined by Pol Espargaro, an experienced rider who brings good knowledge and an incredible fire to win. We have seen Pol’s strength throughout his career, battling with a wide variety of riders and in 2020 Pol showed that his desire to fight for victory has only grown stronger with each year. His aggressive style will surely be spectacular to watch on the Honda.

2021 also sees us continue our great relationship with Repsol, a journey that began in 1995 and has brought such incredible success. They are a great partner on this journey, and we thank them, and all our sponsors, for their continued support.

Finally, a thank you to the fans who continue to stand by us and cheer for us no matter what the world or on-track situation is, their passion helps to fuel us.

Yoshishige Nomura