Marquez extends stay at Honda

Marc Marquez has revealed that he will be staying with Repsol Honda for the 2017 MotoGP season. 

A couple of riders in the MotoGP have already switched allegiance next season, with reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo joining Ducati, while Suzuki’s Maverick Vinales will take Lorenzo’s place at Movistar Yamaha.

Marquez, though, has committed himself to Repsol Honda, where he has enjoyed a lot of success with the team, winning the MotoGP title in 2013 and 2014.

“I haven’t signed yet, but this will be my bike next year,” he told reporters. “A contract has to be written properly. This year has been the exception because everything moved too fast. First Valentino renewed, and then Jorge. But I don’t like that.

“Now, Jorge and Maverick [Vinales], for example, have to co-exist with a team they know they won’t be with in 2017.”

With Lorenzo and Vinales confirming their moves next season, Marquez admitted that he is interested to see how they will perform with their new teams.

“It will be very interesting to see how Jorge goes with the Ducati, to see a rider of his level on that bike, or to see Maverick on the Yamaha,” he said.