Honda have this morning confirmed that Spanish wunderkind Marc Marquez will join Dani Pedrosa in the factory MotoGP team, backed by Repsol.
The present and future of MotoGP will be combined in a dream team lineup, bringing together Pedrosa’s premier class experience and Márquez’ youth and potential. Márquez moves up to MotoGP from Moto2 for 2013.
"I'm very happy to be able to announce my renewal with the Repsol Honda Team for the next two years. It's been a very long relationship with Honda and I had a strong desire to stay here," said Pedrosa.
"The fight for the Championship this year is still open and the next two seasons will be very interesting for me. My whole career has been linked to Honda, since I entered into the World Championship in 125cc, then in 250cc and since 2006 in MotoGP.
"I'm perhaps one of the riders with the longest history with Honda, which makes me feel very proud. I want to thank HRC once again for their support; I'm sure that we have great things to do together."
Marquez added: "To reach MotoGP next season with Repsol Honda is a dream come true and I want to thank HRC for their confidence in me.
"I am very proud to be a part of the big Honda family for the future and I don’t want to forget all the people have helped me since I began to ride motorbikes.
"Now my focus is on Moto2 where my team and I are working very hard and we are excited to achieve our goal, which is to win the World Championship in 2012."