In a dazzling event held at the Warner Music Station in Madrid on Tuesday, February 13th, the Repsol Honda Team pulled back the curtain on their sleek new livery for the 2024 MotoGP campaign.
Celebrating an impressive 30 years of collaboration and partnership between Honda HRC and Repsol, the event was a jubilant affair attended by over 600 guests, including media, friends, and family.
Fresh off the heels of the first test of the year in Sepang, Joan Mir and Luca Marini took center stage to showcase the 2024 Repsol Honda Team RC213V machines. The bikes, adorned in a striking new livery, symbolize both the rich history of the team and their forward-looking approach to the upcoming season.
The relationship between Repsol and Honda HRC stands as the longest-standing partnership in two-wheeled motorsports, having produced an impressive array of accolades over three decades. With 15 World Championships, six different World Champions, 183 premier class victories, and a host of other achievements under their belt, the collaboration has been nothing short of legendary.
But the 2024 season isn’t just about celebrating the past; it’s about embracing the future. This year marks the introduction of renewable fuels into the MotoGP World Championship, representing a new era for the sport. The continued collaboration between Honda HRC and Repsol ensures that the highest level of performance is maintained while also driving innovation in sustainable practices.
Leading the charge for the Repsol Honda Team are Joan Mir and Luca Marini. Mir, the 2020 MotoGP World Champion, enters his second season with the team with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. His impressive performance during the Sepang test is a testament to the hard work and development from both Mir and HRC’s engineers.
On the other side of the garage, Luca Marini embarks on his first season with the Repsol Honda Team, eager to make his mark on the premier class. With two Grand Prix podiums and a string of other achievements already to his name, Marini is poised for success in 2024.
The 2024 Honda RC213V not only features a striking new livery but also boasts a host of upgrades across the machine, from revised aerodynamics to improvements in the engine and chassis. The result of an off-season of intense research and development, the bike represents a significant step forward for the team.
With the final pre-season test just around the corner at the Lusail International Circuit, excitement is building for the start of what promises to be a thrilling 2024 MotoGP season.