MotoGP: Repsol Honda unveils 2019 livery and rider line-up

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  1. Simon

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    Marc Márquez and Jorge Lorenzo were joined by Repsol Honda Team legends Mick Doohan and Alex Crivillé to launch their rider-line up and livery for 2019, as well as celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Repsol Honda Team.

    The new rider line-up is one of the strongest ever to take to the grid: Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo have taken eight of the last nine world championships in the premier class.

    The new livery is disappontingly the same as last year’s, with the team opting not to run special paitn to mark its 25th anniversary of racing together. Instead it chose to mark that occasion by wheeling out Mick Doohan and Alex Crivillé, the first riders to run in the teasm’s colours.

    It’s worth remembering just how successful the partnership between Honda and Repsol has been: from the Honda NSR500 of Doohan and Crivillé to the RC213V of Márquez and now Lorenzo, the HRC machines have taken 168 victories in the premier class, 14 World Championships, 427 podiums, 182 fastest laps and 177 pole positions together with Repsol.

    With Lorenzo injured, Marquez will be the team’s only rider at the Sepang Test (February 6 – 8) where he and the RC213V will debut the 2019 livery for the first time on track. Lorenzo meanwhile is set to commence an intense physical therapy routine in order to be as fit as possible for the Qatar Test (February 23 – 25).

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