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Marc Marquez extends Honda contract

Honda Racing Corporation has announced the extension of its contract with 25-year-old Spanish rider Marc Marquez.

The deal will see Marquez continue to race the Repsol Honda Team for two more years, beginning in 2019.

After winning the 125cc championship in 2010, Marquez moved on to Moto2™ racing in 2011 and won the title in 2012.

In 2013, in his debut year in the premier class, he became the world’s youngest champion after taking the title for the Repsol Honda Team.

Four years later, he became the youngest rider in history to win four titles in the premier class.

Marquez, who won the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2017, has also recorded 63 podiums in just 90 starts in MotoGP™.

“I’m excited to continue to race for Honda’s factory team in the MotoGP™ class," said Marquez.

"I’m proud to race as a member of the Honda family, and I appreciate how Honda and the team always do their best to provide me with everything I need.

"The first two official tests went well and, with my contract renewed, I can focus on racing in the new season.

"I will continue to enjoy racing, share my joy with everybody and do my best to reach our shared goals."

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