Honda Racing Corporation Renews Contract with Marc Marquez until

Honda Racing Corporation Renews Contract with Marc Marquez until End of 2016 
Tokyo, May 15, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) -  Honda Racing Corporation is pleased to
announce the renewal of the contract with 2013 World Champion, Marc Marquez,
for a further two years. 
After winning the 125cc class of the FIM Road Racing World Championship in
2010 and the Moto2 class championship title in 2012, the young Spaniard took
the MotoGP world by storm winning the championship in his rookie season last
year. It was a priority for HRC to re-sign the young sensation who has won
every race so far this season - all from pole positions. Since joining the
Factory outfit - the Repsol Honda Team - Marc has finished on the podiums in
all but two of his twenty-two MotoGP races. He has taken 10 victories, six
second's and four third's. He has also accumulated 13 pole positions
in the premier class. 
He arrives at this weekend's French GP leading the Rider's
Championship by 28 points after just four rounds. 
Marc Marquez 
"I am very happy to announce my renewal with HRC. I had always dreamed
about being part of the Repsol Honda Team, and thanks to Honda, the dream came
true a year and a half ago. 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 s eason was another dream turned into reality. It is a
great honor 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, Executive Vice President of Honda Racing Corporation 
"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! He is enjoying a fantastic
start to 2014 and even though he is still learning, his ability to absorb
information and adapt to the machine is remarkable." 
Marc Marquez's World Championship Statistics: 
MotoGP
 Starts: 22
 Podiums: 20 (10 x 1st, 6 x 2nd, 4 x 3rd)
 Pole Positions: 13
 Fastest Race Laps: 13
 World Champion: 2013 
Moto2
 Starts: 32
 Podiums: 25 (16 x 1st, 6 x 2nd, 3 x 3rd)
 Pole Positions: 14
 Fastest Race Laps: 7
 World Champion: 2012 
125cc
 Starts: 46
 Podiums: 14 (10 x 1st, 4 x 3rd)
 Pole Positions: 14
 Fastest Race Laps: 9
 World Champion: 2010 
About Honda 
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of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of motorcycles in
the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine satisfaction to people
worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 30 countries
worldwide, producing a wide range of products, including motorcycles, ATVs,
generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and automobiles that
bring the company into contact with over 19 million customers annually. For
more information, please visit http://world.honda.com. 
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